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.
The fatalities have included the people who did the texting and the people who were mere victims to the others. In the year 2009, distracted driving accidents caused around 5,000 deaths and almost 450,000 injuries (Johnson, 2012). The substantial amount is part of the reason why people need to know about the problem. They need to learn that distracted driving causes problems everywhere. When operating a car a single second can change everything.
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.
When a person is distracted while driving, it can not only harm themself, it also puts the other people in the car and other vehicles and pedestrians around them in danger. According to the article Distracted Driving, in 2015 alone 37,461 lives were
Although distractions while driving are never good, some of them just won’t be avoided but texting while driving can be avoided. It’s no one’s fault but our own. According to Nathan Seppa, author of “Impactful Distraction” texting is the highest distraction for drivers. He also explains that in a recent survey, 40% of high school students had used their phones while driving (pars. 36, 39).
Teens have been killed but, adults are getting killed for the same reason. Texting and driving has killed more people than drunk drivers over the years. This problem has kept rising little but little and parent and teens need to do something about it. Not only would we save lives but, it will help make us better persons. To text and drive is not a good reason to keeps your eyes off the road.
“The NHTSA reports that in 2015, 10 percent of crashes involving injuries, and 14 percent of all crashes reported by police were directly or indirectly caused by driver distraction. That year, 3,477 people were killed and approximately 391,000 people were injured on American roads as a result of distracted driving” (“Distracted Driving”
Taking off their focus on driving gives them a higher percentage of having fatal accidents. They might crash and have injuries in some instances for every time they send mails, messages or when they receive calls. People who are involved in texting while driving on road puts other innocent people in danger. We need to inform and educate civilians about the dangers or tragedies of distracted drivers and to seek for us to identify and facilitate the Philippines’s development of legalized technology that will reduce cases of street accidents due to the drivers’ undisciplined actions while
First of all it’s against the law, which means if you break the law you must receive punishment for it. Not only does distracted driving affect you but also affects those around you. It can cause accidents and even deaths. Distracted driving is dangerous, in 2015 it claimed the lives of 3,477 people this was only in a YEAR. The number of people who survived but did have serious injuries is 391,000.
C. Solution: influencing and convincing people to not use their cell phone while driving to decrease or have zero deaths or injuries each year in car collisions caused by cell phone use. • Some do not realize that the use of cell phone while driving can distract you in many ways ➢ While driving there are three main types of distraction visual, manual, cognitive. Taking your eyes of the road is visual distracting for example looking at your phone. Taking your hand of the wheel is manual distraction for example having your phone in hand and not on the wheel. Lastly taking your mind off the road is cognitive distraction for example conversation on the phone while driving.