Distracted Drivers

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Damage Done By Distracted Drivers Did you know “ 1 out of every 4 car accident in the United States every day is caused by texting and driving resulting in nearly 330,33 injuries occurring each year” (schumaker,1)? Texting and driving puts many at risk besides the driver being distracted by a cellular device. Texting is the act of composing, sending, reading a text message, email, or making similar use of the web on a mobile phone while operating a motorized vehicle. Texting and driving is a growing problem that is only going to increase if we don 't do anything about it. So many lives have been taken over this careless act let 's work together stop if not decrease that number. First of all, texting and driving effect more, way more …show more content…

The first solution to the problem of texting and driving is better knowledge about how it can be prevented before it even happens. Certain tools that could help would be videos, simulators, and phone tech assistance. There could be videos of someone who chose to use their phone while driving and the precautions of her actions and how they have greatly affected her life in the future. Simulations of how five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55mph, that 's enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded. Phone tech assistance ( how to mute/silence phone) so people are informed on how to successfully block out all distractions relating their phone on the …show more content…

Another solution to the scary situation of texting and driving is bigger and hardened consequences if the law is broken. Sometimes a warning is just not enough for you to learn from your mistakes. Ensuring that you are given a harsher consequence makes you not want to commit texting and driving ever again. For example, high ticket fines in Illinois the first offenses are set at $75. For subsequent violations the fines are $100, $125 and $150. In my opinion, there should be not reduced fee for the first time because, if you didn 't have to pay so much the first time why not do it again. Jail time is a good idea if you 're someone that repeatedly disobeys the texting and driving law and in some serious case have caused harm to not only yourself other civilians. One more tactic is suspension of licence/ permanently taking it away for

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