This series is inspired by the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series, which explores important issues, placing expert opinions from a wide range of sources in a unique pro/con format. Like its predecessor, Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints promotes issue awareness as well as critical thinking. Even more user-friendly and accessible than its parent series, it offers a wealth of information at a lower reading level, in a bright, engaging package. This appealing combination helps more students grasp the controversies of our increasingly complex world. Each anthology features useful charts, graphs and cartoons, engaging fact boxes that provide at-a-glance information and questions that focus on vocabulary and reading comprehension. Further research is encouraged through annotated bibliographies, web sites and organizations to contact.
|Series:||Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints Series|
|Product dimensions:||9.20(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 What Are the Risks Involved with Teen Driving?
1 US Teen Driving Deaths Are Surging Gregg Laskoski 11
2 Teen Driver Fatalities Have Decreased Sam Obar 15
3 Cell Phones Increase the Dangers for Teen Drivers Randy Dotinga 20
4 Multiple Distractions Increase the Dangers for Teen Drivers Holly Corbett 24
5 Passengers Increase the Chance of Accidents for Teen Drivers Ashley Halsey III 30
6 Distracted Driving Puts Young Drivers at Risk Consumer Reports 35
Chapter 2 Are Current Laws for Teen Drivers Appropriate?
1 The Driving Age Should Be Raised Joanna Moorhead 41
2 The Driving Age Should Not Be Raised Eric Peters 45
3 Graduated Driver's Licenses: Opinions, Policies Vary Alesha Williams Boyd 51
4 The Graduated Driver's License Does Not Protect Older Teen Drivers David W. Freeman 55
5 Cars Driven by Teens Should Be Marked with Decals Frederick L. Gruel 60
6 Cars Driven by Teens Should Not Be Marked with Decals Alex Koroknay-Palicz 65
Chapter 3 What Strategies Would Make Teen Driving Safer?
1 Crash Rates May Be Higher for Teen Drivers Who Start School Earlier in the Morning E! Science News 72
2 Car Key Jams Teen Drivers' Cell Phones and Texting Newswise 77
3 Teen Activism Makes Teen Driving Safer Liza Barth 83
4 Should We Increase Requirements for Teenage Drivers? John O'Neil 87
Facts About Teen Driving 91
Organizations to Contact 93
For Further Reading 98
Picture Credits 106