High School Driver Safety - A Statistics Project by CrAzE
As part of my high school
education, it was my duty to statistically evaluate something, anything, in my school. It may be important to note that I attend high school in a fairly wealthy part of St. Louis
County, and that I am in a wealthy school district within said county. Not a weekend goes by without me seeing several teen
s pulled over by officers of the law
. In a few of these cases, I find car accident
s where some irresponsible adult
had bought their child an upper end sports car
, what now is little more than a heap of metal. I have also seen all too many DWI
s with teenage drivers. THAT IS RIGHT OUT! To say the least, the situation concerned me. I wanted to know more. I decided to do my survey
on the drivers of the school.
Are most LHS (my high school) student
drivers? Do the weekly mishappenings that I see represent the entire student population, or are these just a few stupid key individuals whose parents can feed their bad habbits?
My survey began as an in depth survey with many questions involving drinking and driving
, types of car accidents, how cars a paid for and provided, and other topics of the sort. After consulting my teacher
, we both agreed that this may result in erroneous data (due to embarrassment) and would also be a heavy topic for me to tackle. My survey quickly became representative of something less meaningful. The sample included 60 students randomly selected through the school's directory by student number. It is as follows:
- #1 Choose the response that best fits you
- I own an automobile (titled in my name)
- I have access to an automobile (not titled in my name)
- I do not have access to an automobile
- #2 Do you wear a seatbelt?
- #3 Have you been ticketed for speeding?
- #4 If yes (to #3), how many times and how fast?
- I have been ticketed ______ times
- The most I have been ticketed for is ______MPH over the limit
- #5 Have you been ticketed for reckless driving?
- #6 As a driver, have you been in a car accident
As you can see the survey is not profound in any manner.
What it means:
- #1: Car ownership
- 26.1% own a car
- 69.6% have car access
- .043% have no car access
- #2: seatbelts
- 73.9% always wear their seatbelt
- 22% sometimes wear their seatbelt
- 4.35% never wear a seatbelt
- #3 Speeding
- 47.8% have been ticketed for speeding
- 52.1% have not been ticketed for speeding
- #4 Speeding (cont.)
- The average number of tickets for speeders 1.36 tickets
- for any student is .652 tickets
- The averages speeding ticket is for 19.27 miles per hour over
- the highest found speeding ticket was 26 MPH over in a 25
- #5 Reckless driving?
- 0% have reckless driving tickets
- 100% have no reckless driving tickets
- #6 Car accidents
- 52.1% of students have been in a car accident
- 47.8% have been in no accidents
For one, teenage driver
s around here aren't great drivers. I noticed a trend
where people who were supplied
a car were more prone to get a speeding ticket and for their speeding tickets to be at faster speeds. This shows a great irreverence
for money and themselves. They are a foolish
breed those teenagers. I really wish I could have gotten more, deeper information
Questions? Comments? Threats? /MSG CrAzE
Note: All data and statistics were collected at LHS by CrAzE