By: Elena Grace Flores
America will remain to be one of the world’s superpowers despite the economic turmoil it is facing nowadays and the unfortunate occurrence of bizarre incidents. The United States is the role model for most 3rd world countries but will these happenings change that? Watch this coverage of the Americans’ bad moments:
When the world’s economic bubble bursed in 1990, America was badly affected also but it was not obvious at that time because of the credit facilities in place. However, this cannot go on forever. They have lost their spot as the top contributor of funds to the United Nations already many years back. Countless residents are also facing foreclosures for their mortgages. Nevertheless, we are still one world and since America was there to help during bad times, this is our turn to do the same.
The most distracted driver can easily come from the Philippines because majority of Filipinos are really fund of texting messages on their mobiles phones while the other hand is on the wheel. However, the number one spot among the most distracted drivers is already claimed by the Americans according to this article.
“Americans drive while talking on a cellphone or texting more than their counterparts in seven European countries. A report published yesterday showed that 69% of American drivers surveyed said they had talked on a cellphone while driving at least once in the previous month (31% said they did it “regularly or fairly often”), and 31% said they had read or sent text messages while driving. The least distracted drivers were in the United Kingdom. http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/distracted-driving-were-number-1-201303155980
We may not make it to the list but at least, we now know what to avoid to be away from accidents.
This is actually the number one spot that we should shy away from!