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    From the statistics about teen-aged driving listed below, I need help with finding out how an analysis will be performed using quality tools to reduce the alarming statistics in teen driving? :
    • 14% of deaths due to motor vehicle accidents are teenagers.
    • Teen deaths due to auto accidents occur on weekends 53% of the time.
    • Teen drivers killed in auto accidents had a youth passenger in the auto 45% of the time.
    • More than 1/3 of teen driving fatalities is attributed to excessive speed.
    • The number of teen drivers by the year 2010 will increase from the current 26.1 million to 32 million.
    • The 16-year-old population in the U.S. will increase from 3.5 million in 2005 to 4 million in 2010.

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    A quality tool that can be used is the Cause and Effects diagram also known as the Fishbone (Ishikawa) diagram. The fishbone diagram identifies possible reasons or causes for an effect or problem and sorts ideas into categories. The fishbone diagram can be an excellent tool to structure a brainstorming session and quickly sorts those ideas into useful categories.
    The following are the steps to complete the fishbone diagram. (1.) Create a problem statement or effect that the team can agree upon. The effect has a box around it and a horizontal arrow going from it. (2.) The brainstorm session can yield the major causes of the problem. In the event that step is too difficult, the following generic headings can be used: Methods, Machine (equipment), People (manpower), Materials, Measurement and Environment. (3.) Each of the categories should be written as branches from the main arrow. (4.) All of the possible causes should be brainstormed. A key question that should be used to provide insight into the cause and ask the ...

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    The expert examines a teen-aged diving analysis.