Have you ever picked up your phone while driving or have you ever seen your parents use there phone while driving? Distracted driving is very dangerous it can lead to many avoidable situations. Their is also laws about distracted driving but people still break all those laws without thinking of the consequences. Their isn’t just one type of distracted driving but there is many, and not everyone is interested in learning of them when they could save you from getting tickets. Distracted driving is a very big problem that causes pain to many people.
36, 39). That’s a high number of teens that put everyone at risk because of the urge to text while driving. Seppa also adds that according to the National Safety Council 100,000 plus crashes a year are caused because of texting while driving (par. 40). So what is our government doing to try and prevent people from texting and driving?
Oprah Winfrey’s New York Times editorial essay “Dnt Txt N Drv,” explains the extreme consequences of texting while driving. In the essay Winfrey talks about people who were killed by distracted drivers sending text messages or talking on their cell phones devices while driving. She also mentioned the similarity in how texting while driving is as dangerous as driving while under the influence of alcohol. Winfrey claims some excellent points throughout her essay about the dangers of texting while driving. The truth is many of us done it and still do it.
Three of the high risk behaviors account for texting and driving including “eyes off of the road, at least one hand off the wheel, and mind off the driving situation” (Hollister, 2013). The three actions a person partakes in while texting and driving fall into the three major categories the Center for Disease Control established. Once people begin texting and driving, they no longer pay attention to their driving and only their phone or tablet. Distracted driving takes away the reaction time of a driver from avoiding a crash. Comprehending danger while driving takes multiple seconds.
II. Credibility Statement: I researched and found stories of information about teens and adults getting killed using cell phones without looking on the road. I have a lot against people who take their eyes off the road just for a text that’s not emergences or important. III. Purpose Statement – Texting while driving is a serious distraction and one that could cost you your life or the lives of others.
Using a cell phone while driving is dangerous and could be deadly. 1. The severity of distracted driving can range from a totaled car to devastating injuries or fatalities. Most drivers do not realize they are not only putting themselves in danger when they drive distracted. They are also endangering those around them as well.
Or even swerve into a ditch and hit a beam or go into a deep creek. Distracted driving is extremely common in youth. Kids do not understand the dangers of distracted driving. That is why I believe we should have an app on our phones, that when you get into a car the phone powers down. The risk of dying is not worth one text.
That’s why assume feel like the law should be passed. Texting and driving isn’t good because you could be into a car accident. You can cause so many deaths with just glancing off of the road. Many times that people are texting and driving there is an accident. Nearly 300,000 injuries are caused and created by texting and driving.
Have you ever seen someone texting and driving? Well, it 's not a good routine. Text messaging creates a crash risk twenty-three times worse than driving while not distracted. The fines are a really small amount of money in most states, which provides a very little incentive to not do it. Also, people shouldn 't text and drive because it is very dangerous and there is a serious risk of injury or death.
Thinking about hurting yourself or others by reading/sending a text message isn’t worth your life. (Pathos) The National Security Council reports that, ‘’Using your cell phone while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes. Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting and driving,’’ (Ethos) Isn’t that so crazy to think about? While having the freedom of driving by yourself and then when you get to drive other people, you have so much responsibility. You can’t only think for yourself but for your passengers.
Maybe when talking on the phone you 're still able to watch the road, but your focus is on who is talking to and what they 're talking about. If an argument starts, becoming upset will only cause your driving to be worse. Hundreds of accidents are caused daily by talking on the phone. Driving while emotional isn 't a good idea to begin with and adding cell phone use to the mix makes it even worse. In conclusion using cell phones while driving should be illegal in all states.
We all see the commercials about people that get in a crash and die from using their cellphones while driving. Although most drivers feel that they are to good of drivers and that could never happen to them. Many drivers still do this without thinking of the outcome of this foolish act. Driving and using cellphone or handheld device kills many drivers each day. Some states are making it illegal to using this device while driving.