Posts Tagged ‘Driving’

The Past, Present, and Future of Cars

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Two hundred years ago there were wagons…powered by a horse, maybe two. One hundred fifty years later, the dawn of cars started. Ford Industries came out, and was an instant success. At first, only the really wealthy people would own cars. Once they became more common, it would cost five cents to fill up a tank of gasoline. Little buggies driving down the street, pumping waste into the air. When motorcycles first came out, there was a law that stated: “If you are riding a motorcycle and you see someone who is riding a wagon with horses, then you must get off your motorcycle and disassemble your vehicle.” This was because the government didn’t want to scare the horses….Cars were the hit of the century. However, like all things, the car’s time of being the star, had to end.

Now, it is the beginning of July, 2008. Cars and other vehicles pile the street with immense numbers. Traffic jams are extremely common, and car accidents occur daily. In certain countries such as China, people should expect no less from a drive of 10 miles to take an hour. Gasoline prices are getting ridiculously high. In Europe, people are paying an equivalent of ten US dollars per gallon. In the USA it has reached as high as five dollars per gallon. Similar actions are taking place around the world. Why are these prices rising so quickly and to such height? Petroleum, oil; commonly known today as gasoline. These precious items are running out. Although we have not yet reached peak oil…time is running short. At this rate, the world will be out of energy to power cars within twenty five years. I must say, however, that I am surprised at certain events that continue to happen. Aware of the fact that we are running out, car racing companies and events are still taking place. A complete waste of the Earth’s resources, car racing is simply making select few individuals feel good by competing. In the long run, where is this bringing us? When you drive your daughter to soccer practice; when you drive around just to look at Christmas lights; when you go out to dinner everyday; when you buy a hot car for your girlfriend; think about what you are doing.

In a short time from now, we will not be able to use cars. Without the oil and petroleum, there is nothing to make our vehicles run. This world will being to back-track. Everything is going to be more contained. It will go back to thirty five years ago, when people did everything within the vicinity of their town. Please keep in mind, that cars are not the only things that we will not have anymore. Planes, trains, motorcycles, and motor-boats will all be out of business. This means there will be no more visiting your relative, and no more “seeing the world”.

Now I’m really not attempting to kill your hopes, make you miserable, or anything of that sort. This is just one of the looks into the future of this world. This is not guaranteed to happen, nor am I even predicting this. I am simply pointing out one of the paths this earth may be forced to take.

Please leave comments, questions, or remarks about this subject that will affect the current teenage generation.

Reckless Driving

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Today’s driving generations are probably the worst. They drive with no care, recklessly and they don’t pay attention to what’s going on in front and behind them. Especially, when everyone thinks they’re are race car drivers and they speed; eventually ending up in a life threatening death. Also, by pulling idiotic movements, so called tricks on the road. You’re either the person who drives with idiocy or you’re the people that witness it.

I strongly believe we should start enforcing a more strict driving law on the American people, we have too many accidents, it’s just a ridicule. We REALLY need to enforce a stricter law; many people are losing their lives due to reckless drivers.

I’ve had an idea for a while now; a way to stop speeding, and red light passing. Something that will be placed into the car, and it will be in any vehicle. It’s a mini chip that they will be put into a car. The chip is always up-to-date, and senses when you’re going above the speed limit.
We could also implement a passenger seat belt. In which there would be sensors placed into the seat belt. This means if the seat belts our not on each passenger it won’t start or move, they will also need to be around the passenger this way they just don’t snap it in and get out of ite the speed limit. If you try to avoid the warning from the computer ( it’s from the chip) then the car will slow down, and eventually stop. Also, when you’re going to pass a street, and there’s a yellow light, it will make the car go slower, and eventually stop when it’s red; so this will stop many red light crossers. If the car is going to fast and there is a car in the lane and your bound too hit it, your car will slow down OR stop.

With this idea, we can dramatically decrease the death rates in America. People are bound to try and take the chips off. So, when they attempt or take it off, it will give the information about the driver. It will signal the nearest cop; they get arrested or fined! I know you’re thinking, what about Emergency cars? They will have one, but the chip will let them go as fast as needed. Because, a person’s life is at stake, you have to do what you have to do. Also, this could be a useful tool when a car has been stolen.

Also, we can have a censor that makes the passengers have to put on the seat belt. If not, the car will stop, and start beeping..

What do you think? Debate, discuss, and argue. I will appeal to your every dispute!