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.
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.
Anytime a driver is operating a vehicle and not paying full attention to the road, the chances of an accident occurring increases greatly. Some studies even equate texting while driving to being legally drunk while driving (Lerner, 2011). Similarly, when one drives distracted, they are jeopardizing the safety of not only themselves,
The most common potentially distracting activities include texting or talking on a cellular phone, eating, drinking, using in-vehicle technologies, talking to the other passengers in the car among a few other activities . Distraction is classified into three categories – visual, cognitive and manual distraction and may occur individually or in combination as shown in Figure1.1. Figure1.1 Types of distracted driving . Table 1.1 shows the types, a few examples or causes and the effects of distracted driving for a driver driving a vehicle. Type of Distraction Visual Cognitive Manual Examples or Causes • Looking for an
According to a study performed by AT&T, 43% of teens have confessed to texting while driving. As for adults 41% text and drive daily because it made them feel more productive and connected (Beck, Zuckman, Thomas, 2012). As shown in figure 1 below Figure 1 AT&T Teen Driving Survey, 2012 According to statistics, 10% of all drivers ages 15 to 19 years old involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted drivers at the time of the crash; this age group is the largest proportion of drivers who were driving distracted at the time of the crash. The problem is very real and is purported to exceed the dangers of drunk driving
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.
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.
More advance too concentrated with their phones. It is a truly biased, “in fact that drivers put himself in danger of driving and texting is to be stopped because it is unnecessary. “ It is 6 times more likely to cause an accident than intoxicated” . More likely to be more dangerous than alcohol and drugs. “The biggest death rate in the U.S. car wrecks” .
Texting and driving is a big problem in our society. In the U.S. alone about 32,000 people are killed and two million injured in crashes every year. More than ninety percent of vehicle crashes in the U.S. happen because of distracted driving (Kalra and Paddock 1). Such as texting or any other form of distracted driving. However, this topic is very serious and needs to be addressed.
(signpost: To begin) BODY I. Texting and driving is a major problem in the United States today. A. Texting and driving occurs in teens and is becoming more of a problem. 1. According to Edgar Snyder and Associations in 2017, 10% of the ages 15-19 were involved in a fatal crash at the time of the crash. a. Snyder also explains that teens are 4x more likely to be involved in a crash that is from texting and driving.