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Organizational Method: Problem-Cause-Solution
Topic : “Putting the Brakes on Teenage Driving” General Purpose : To persuade
Specific Purpose : To persuade my audience that the driving age should be raised to 18 years old. Central idea : The best way to prevent teenage auto accidents is to rise the age for full driving privileges to 18. INTRODUCTION

I. On a cold November night, a Ford Explorer charged down a California highway. A. The 16-years-old driver and three of his friends were returning from a concert when the driver lost control of the car. B. The driver and one passenger were killed; the other two passengers were injured seriously. II. Tragic auto accidents involving teenage drivers are much too common in all parts of the world. III. After researching the subject, I have come to agree with the experts that the best way to prevent such accidents is to rise the age for full driving privileges to 18. IV. For today I request you all to listen with an open mind while we discuss the problems associated with teenage driving, the major causes of the problems, and a plan that will help solve the problems. (Transition: Let’s start by looking at the problem associated with teenage driving.) BODY

I. There are too many motor vehicle accidents, deaths, and injuries involving teenage drivers. 1. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, while teenagers make up 7 percent of the nation’s licensed drivers, they represent 14 percent of all motor vehicle accidents. 2. Last year around 8,000 people were killed in automobile accidents involving teenage drivers. 3. Evidence also shows that the younger the driver, the greater the risk. a. A research on Highway Safety reports that 18-year-olds are three times more likely to be involved in accidents than other drivers. (Transition: Now we’ve seen the problem, we can explore its causes.) II. There are three...
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