- the US government
- United States of America
We need to enforce the teen driving laws better because there are many people who lose their life from this problem. There are many teens all over the US who are using the phones while driving and there are also teens drinking and driving as well.
List of Facts:
32.8% of high school students nationwide have texted or e-mailed while driving.
12% of distracted drivers involved in fatal car accidents were teens ages 15 to 19.
Talking on a cell phone can double the likelihood of an accident and can slow a young driver's reaction time to that of a 70-year-old.
Drivers under the age of 20 make up the largest percentage of distracted drivers.
56% of teens admit to talking on cell phones while driving.
13% of teens admit to texting while driving.
34% of teens age 16 and 17 admit that they send and respond to text messages while driving.
About 1/4 of fatal teen car accidents involve underage drinking and driving. (MADD)
About 5.8% of 16- and 17-year-olds and 15.1% of 18- to 20-year-olds reported driving under the influence of alcohol in the past year. (MADD)
About 8.2% of high school students reported driving a car or other vehicle one or more times when they had been drinking alcohol.
More facts can be found here; https://www.edgarsnyder.com/car-accident/who-was-injured/teen/teen-driving-statistics.html
We, the people, need to show the US government that the teen driving laws need to be enforced with more effort.
If the government puts forth more effort into enforcing teen driving laws, then the lives of teens, adults, and even children can be saved.
The The Government Needs to Put More Effort Into Enforcing Teen Driving Laws petition to the US government was written by Drew Keller and is in the category Law & Order at GoPetition.