Exemplification Essay: Reckless Driving.
Audience: Drivers of all kinds (cars, motorcycles, trucks, buses, etc.).
Tone: Informative, factual, and concerned .
Thesis: Reckless drivers who cause serious road accidents should be punished severely before re-entering the roads or face the death penalty.
Pattern of Development: Exemplification .
Organizational Approach: Emphatic approach.
I. New and young drivers.
1. Privilege, not a right.
2. Accident rates.
3. Financial responsibility.
B. Factors affecting driving performance.
1. Deadly combination.
2. Drugs, alcohol, and cell phones.
3. Road rage.
II. Innocent victims.
2. Breadwinner dies.
3. Changes in family roles.
B. Loss of limbs.
2. Job limitations.
1. Mild to serious.
3. Hit and run.
B. Future measures.
1. Law enforcement detectors.
2. Consumer detectors.
Reckless driving continues to be a growing concern daily to all those who occupy the roads. Too often, we learn about unfortunate victims in vehicular accidents that could have been avoided. Many offenders are punished for traffic violations but are allowed to continue driving. Reckless drivers who cause serious road accidents should be punished severely before reentering the roads or face the death penalty.
Driving in California is a privilege, not a right. According to the DMV, teenagers as a group have more accidents than most other drivers averaging twice as many accidents as adult drivers, while driving half as many miles. Furthermore, the DMV claims that the teenage accident rate per mile is four times as great as that of adult drivers. According to California's Compulsory Financial Responsibility Law, if new or young drivers fail to have acceptable financial responsibility and have an accident, they may lose their driver license for up to four years.
A common factor in the traffic deaths of new and young drivers is a deadly combination of their inexperience, their lack of familiarity with their car, and their need to push themselves and their vehicle to the limit.