The issue of driving and efficient cars has
circulated in the news this year in the United States. After the problems
Toyota and customers has faced, transportation is looked at more frequently in
terms of being safe. Secretary Ray LaHood is in charge of the Department of
Transportation. At the “United States Department of Transportation” website, he
discuss the problems we face when behind the wheel and under the hood. I would
like to lobby about safe cars in general as well as improving the drivers.
There should be more regulations and check ups for cars before setting out into
The outcome of more regulations and checkups
will help drivers and pedestrians. NHTSA,
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration, is also working on perfecting laws and regulations of
like cars, trucks, even bicycling. Other allies that can help influence
safe driving are insurances that give praise for safe driving and
discounts like Allstate.
The crowd I’m trying to influence can vary in
all ages. One website called “Faces of Distracted Drivers” shows the emotions
of friends and family who lost their loved ones from car accidents. Many
accidents can be from a distracted driver, reckless driving, and even damaged
cars. Distraction.gov is also an organization that gives ideas on how to improve driving and the safety of the people inside. With laws and regulations, having more scheduled appointment to check up on car corporations would be nice.
The Department of
Transportation needs a budget to continue working, their time frame of work
being accomplish depending on the budget of how much they
receive from the government. Here is a picture of how much they will spend in
In the future, Sec. LaHood considers banning
cell phones while driving on a highway or populated areas. This can be a step further for the protection of driving.