Teen Driving

Teen Driving

by Lauri S. Friedman

Hardcover(Library Binding)



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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737749434
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 04/11/2014
Series: Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 7

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

Index 102

Picture Credits 106

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