Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Critique - The New York Times

The article 'TEENAGE DRIVERS? BE VERY AFRAID' is written by Bruce Feiler. Bruce Feiler is an American writer and television personality. He is the author of 12 books, including six consecutive New York Times nonfiction best-sellers. 

The author claims that the most dangerous time for a teenagers are between 16-17 and the reason for that is driving. He also included quote by a researcher which is 'Cars have gotten safer, roads have gotten safer, but teen drivers have not'. In his points he state that parents are not worry enough about their children and they should involve more in supervising their child in driving.

The author had strengthen his point by include the causes of teenage accidents. He stated that teenagers are easily distract by their gadgets and friends. I agree with his statements that most teenagers used their phone and gadget while driving and tend to lost their focus on driving. Even if the reason for using their gadgets for map, they still get distract by it. Other than that, I also agree when the author state that friends can increase the risk of the accidents as teenage driver get distract when their friends start talking and chit chatting with them. 

The author had provides enough causes and suggestion on how to fix the problems. He suggested that parents should involve more supervising their children when driving and take precaution such as be a back-seat parents.

The tone of this article is convincing. The author provides the facts with evidence by the researchers and real life situations to support his stance. 

Overall by looking at all the points presented, the article is one sided article which the author put all his blame to the teenagers. However, the author had successfully delivered his points through all the facts to strength his stance.

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