Everyone can see the evidence that distracted driving exists, specifically texting and driving. The people need to recognize it. Texting and driving has caused many deaths among teens and others, and many families grieve every day, wishing that the worst action anyone can do while driving to become illegal. In the year 2009, 5,500 people died in texting and driving related accidents (Johnson, 2012). From then the numbers only go up because of the growth of technology.
Attention getter: B. In todays society not only has technology increased over the years but it has also evolved to which in turn caused many issues. 1. As the years go by the percentage of car collisions due to the cause of distraction of cell phone use has rapidly increased. According to centers for disease control and prevention in
So that 24% could cause deaths, crashes and injuries. All those updates and advances in aren’t in everyone’s budget and not everyone can get them or has them so suing your phone isn’t worth taking all those risks. As you now know distracted driving is a very big risk to take. Distracted driving is dangerous and leads to many deaths and all those laws are there to protect you but people just don’t follow them also all those types of distraction are equally as dangerous as just texting while driving. This topic is very controversial because not everyone agrees but all those risks you take while driving can be avoided and not using your phone while driving can save lives.
Would you be able to rest assured and content if you had looked down at your phone for one second, and in the next come to find you have stopped someone’s life? More importantly, are you an active participant in today’s leading distraction, of social media? Yes, there are times when people are unaware for the sake of not looking, but more often than not distracted driving comes from looking down at you phone. Recent research from AT&T shows 4 in 10 smartphone users engage in social media while driving. All it takes is clicking “skip” on that song that’s bothering you, reading a text message, or if you’re a millenial, opening a snapchat from a friend.
Courtney Hoffhine April 26, 2016 07.08 Revising Arguments Ms. Howard English III Honors Does our state do enough to prevent distracted driving? “In a split second you could ruin your future, injure or kill others, and tear a hole in the heart of everyone who loves you,” said Sharon Heit, mother of texting and driving victim. Being a teenager myself I witness texting while driving every day. In my school’s parking lot, on the highway, and just while being in my friends cars. I am a victim to texting while driving but nothing is being done to prevent it in teenagers and young adults.
The truth is many of us done it and still do it. In fact, it is a common occurrence nowadays to see people texting during driving. Many drivers engage in the practice not considering about the potential detrimental effects of their actions. Winfrey suggests all we have to do is hang up or switch off. It
There are large numbers linked to distracted driving, with many injuries and deaths among them. “Texting & Driving” states, “In 2015 42% of teens say they have texted while driving… leading cause of death in teens.”(Texting & Driving). Those affected by distracted driving is not limited to just adults. Teens and early drivers also are often distracted by things such as their cell phone. At the same time, adults are very well affected by distractions when driving.
But texting while driving is never okay because nothing is that important, and nothing is that urgent that rushing through a red light/stop sign is necessary because it may cause a really horrific accident with lives lost. Also, driver’s tests are an important instrument in ensuring a population of educated drivers to prevent people like Becky and Jessica from affecting traffic. Therefore, the more driver’s tests a person takes the better the driver will
Although everyone may sneak in a quick text every now and then, it is nothing compared to those who blatantly disregard their surroundings and give more attention to their phone than the road. Texting and driving laws should not have to be put in place, but it is because of these smartphone over-users that they are needed. It is the only way to ensure the most safety for the biggest amount of citizens. I personally was almost in a terrible wreck due to my father texting and driving, but after that day, my dad swore to never text and drive and that he would never threaten someone’s life in such a way ever again. Yes there are ways to avoid texting and driving, but the only way to grant the greatest amount of safety to the most people is to pass texting and driving laws to make America’s roads safe