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Distracted Driving Outline

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I. Why banning the use of cell phones while driving should be mandatory nationwide. A. To convince the public why cell phones should be banned while driving. B. To show the dangers and results of distracted driving. C. Distracted driving is any activity that takes away a person’s attention from driving. Results from this action can range from minor to major consequences. II. Introduction Distracted driving is any activity that takes away a person’s attention from driving. Results from this action can range from minor to major consequences. A. Cell phones are a distraction to drivers. B. Using a cell phone while driving is dangerous and could be deadly. C. Trends in fatalities from distracted driving have risen over the years. III. Body of the Presentation A.…show more content…
Using a cell phone while driving is dangerous and could be deadly. 1. The severity of distracted driving can range from a totaled car to devastating injuries or fatalities. Most drivers do not realize they are not only putting themselves in danger when they drive distracted. They are also endangering those around them as well. Delbridge, E. (2016). Causes and Effects of Driving Distracted. The Balance. Retrieved 11 October 2016, from https://www.thebalance.com/causes-and-consequences-of-distracted-driving-527085 2. In January 2004 a 20-year-old woman ran a red light while talking on a cell phone causing a horrific accident in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She killed a 12-year-old boy and endangered her life and lives of the other people in that intersection. Understanding the distracted brain: Why driving while using hands-free cell phones is risky behavior.(2012) (1st ed., p. 10). Retrieved from http://www.nsc.org/DistractedDrivingDocuments/Cognitive-Distraction-White-Paper.pdf C. Trends in fatalities from distracted driving have risen over the years. 1. A total of 51,857 fatalities caused by driver distraction occurred from 1999 to 2008 according to FARS data. (Fatality Analysis Reporting
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