Specific purpose: to persuade my audience that the use of cellphone while driving has become a life threatening not only to the driver but also to other motorist and pedestrians.
Four lives. One crash. One mistake can change everything. In 2013 in Cutchogue, New York around 5 p.m. eight friends were traveling in a limo after a weekend trip. In the limo on the way home, a red pickup collided with the limo and splitting it almost in half instantly killing three of the women, and another dying later at the hospital. Every single year millions of lives are lost to drinking and driving, and as a nation this is a very well respected law with high consequences. In 2014 over 1.1 million people were arrested or convicted of driving under the influence (DUI). In recent studies done by Transport Research Laboratory, the reaction time of a drunk driver is decreased by 12%, and over the past 15 years, accidents have decreased dramatically since 2000 when congress adopted a .08 Blood
Credibility Statement: I researched and found stories of information about teens and adults getting killed using cell phones without looking on the road. I have a lot against people who take their eyes off the road just for a text that’s not emergences or important.
What is distracted driving? Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger the driver, passengers, and bystander safety. I believe that it is extremely important to emphasize the dangers of distracted driving among all drivers, but most especially teenagers—in this age of new technology. I do think that many drivers are aware of the dangers of driving distracted, but it is also possible that they simply decide not to follow the rules. Did you know that 37,000+ people die in automobile crashes in the U.S every year? It is completely astounding. The problem is not that we don’t teach drivers at all, but may it be because we don’t teach them enough?
In this era, with technology as a part of everyday life, it has become difficult to use a simple Public Service Announcement (PSA) as a way to reduce distracted drivers. This is due, for the most part, to the developed habit of assuming. People believe, since it’s seen in many shows and commercials, that those ‘bad things’ that come as a result of distracted driving are not likely to occur to them. People want to prove that they are able to do multiple tasks at once and every PSA would be a challenge so to speak, to show they are above average at multitasking. Those such assumptions and aspirations to prove oneself have resulted in such growing rates. On the other hand however, there’s a way to use such a method for those who are prepared and
Many drivers, not just youth, hold the belief that they are capable of texting while driving in a safe manner. A 2014 telephone survey conducted by “The Center for Internet Technology Addiction”, reported surveying 1,000 drivers and found that 98% of those who text every day and drive frequently say the
According to Inkteen.com “In 2009, 5,474 lives were taken and 448,000 people got injured from car accidents from being distracted while driving, says the government.” Being able to drive may be a dream comes true, but it could easily turns into a nightmare that is never woken up from. The use of technology has grown in constant for many years, distracting people from things that are important. Texting and driving is one of the biggest problems in USA. However, not only are drivers putting themselves in danger, they’re putting passengers in their car and other drivers on the road in danger, too. So it is very precarious to yourself and for the people that surrounding you. One reason the majority of people are against this action is because it
It’s amazing how many people will still drive distracted, either by texting, talking on the phone, or even not paying attention to what is in front of them. Over 5,000 distracted driver crashes have occurred in Utah in a year. This has resulted in 3,000 injured and almost 20 deaths. Wouldn 't you think that would be enough to make people think and see what is happening? Texting or looking at your phone is now illegal in most states yet so many people still do it. In many things I 've researched it says “At 55 mph, the average text takes your eyes off the road long enough to cover a football field.” So much can happen in that amount of time. Other distractions while driving are cell phones, other passengers in the car, internal and external things going on, The Radio/CD/DVD and most importantly
Some states have now made it illegal to drive while using hand-held cell phones. By doing so it allows the driver to become more engaged into his or her driving. I see driving as a way to free yourself and not a way to be tied down to electronics or social media. It is proven that people who drive while using a hand-held device have a higher chance of getting into an accident. Making the use of hand-held devices illegal provides a safer experience for all types of drivers, it allows drivers to be more engaged, and it allows the driver to be alert to on going changes. States that have made the use of this law have already made their state a much safer place. While using a hand-held device like a cellphone, the driver is more focused to their cellphone then to the
I picked up the remote laying on the kitchen counter and pointed it towards the television. As the screen turned on, a reporter appeared, and in the background, the freeway looked like a parking lot! Abruptly, a bold red banner appeared on the screen; “Crash on Freeway, Caused by Cell Phone, Possibly Fatal.” As the reporter interviewed a policeman, he regretfully informed that two other people were critically injured. This tragic scenario spelled out traffic nightmare and I began to ponder about the prominent topic of distracted driving. I thought the state created laws to curb distracted driving cases, but it seems like it continues to increase. Therefore, something needs to be done about distracted driving, and by putting away distractions, the safety of drivers will increase, prospective drivers will feel safe on the road, and families will be able to reunite again.
Countless of us might not consider distracted driving as an immense issue for the reason that we personally have probably not experienced an accident or a fatality caused by this. There obtained a ten year period in the United States where effective death rates for distracted driving went up to fifty thousand plus thousands that extract injuries. With our powerful government getting involved, they have been getting stricter by having laws that ban phone usage while driving. One of my databases explained that compared to the 1900s to the 2000s fatalities caused by distracted driving have decreased. My second database explains that there should also be fewer drivers using their cell phones while driving and less fatalities on our roads for numerous
Anyone who drives would more than likely admit to being distracted while driving. Many forms of distraction exist while driving. The most common forms include texting while driving, focusing the mind on something else, and talking with others in the car. The distractions people take part in create many serious problems like death. People do not realize that the smallest distractions can result in a life changing event. The issue of distracted driving has had some laws against it, but the laws do not do enough. Distracted driving needs stricter laws because major issues result from it including death or serious injuries
Now a days, everywhere you look people have phones in their hands - playing games, texting, or calling people. But the evidence is clear that if you are driving, you can’t be focused on your phone and the road; it 's just not possible. You then become a dangerous threat to not only yourself, but to the other people who are on the road. It has now been proven that using your cell phone while driving is one of the major causes of driver distraction.
Every day 6.8 billion people use a cell phone. With almost 91% of the world population using these devices, one would assume they are safe. They are not. Some would disagree, contradicting with how cell phones can improve your everyday life with health apps, reminders, etc. However, the negatives outweigh the positives. Cell phones are a large negative component in so many lives, yet this goes practically unnoticed. Cell phones can negatively affect one’s physical health, mental health, and one’s daily life.