(Pro ban on texting while driving in the United States)
You 're driving through a green light when to the right of you a driver comes flying through a red light, ←and→ it hits you causing your friend in the passenger seat to die on impact. Even though the driver who hit you was texting while driving, the accident is declared an accident. Missing the red stoplight, is no accident due to them texting, however that is not what the law states. This occurs at the end to most texting while driving accident that cause a fatality. Every day accidents occur due to the person who caused the accident multitasking ←or→ not giving their full attention to the road in front of them. There should be a ban on texting while driving since it will make the roadways a safer place to drive.
If a ban was put into play for those who text while drive it will decrease accidents caused by drivers who decide to text. Texting while driving is extremely dangerous along with the origin of accidents. A study was done at Harvard, which stated that drivers who are “distracted by texting cause at least 2,600 traffic deaths a year”, (Driven to Distraction, paragraph 3). Texting can cause an extremely deadly finale. Texting causes an extreme amount of deaths that should not be happening each year. If people learned that sending a message such as “hello” to a friend could turn into a bloodbath between two cars, most people would stop texting. Half the population understands why there