So what is our government doing to try and prevent people from texting and driving? Jeff Hecht, author of “Just Hang Up and Drive” explains that 41 states have banned people from texting while driving and six different states have banned teens from using their phones while driving. This didn’t come into effect until many accidents occurred in which they couldn’t ignore the problem any longer (par. 10). So next time we are driving and get tempted by a message just remember that most of us are not good and multitasking and driving.
That includes eating, texting, or even messing with you car radio. If you see anyone texting and driving you can report it to the local police. The fine for texting and driving can be up to 200$ and time in jail. I do not think a single text is worth that let alone time in jail. Yet people don't see what kinds of damage they can cause when the hit someone.
Have you ever seen someone texting and driving? Well, it 's not a good routine. Text messaging creates a crash risk twenty-three times worse than driving while not distracted. The fines are a really small amount of money in most states, which provides a very little incentive to not do it. Also, people shouldn 't text and drive because it is very dangerous and there is a serious risk of injury or death.
A study showed that 1053 crashes were caused emergency drivers. If you plan on answering your phone to check if it is an emergency pull of the road because even picking your phone distracts you and can make you cause an accident and just pulling onto the shoulder of the road can save you from crashing. Some even say that because technology has advanced distracted driving isn’t a problem. Based on a poll about if cars came set with phone blocking setting, 55% of the people said they would leave the setting on and 24% said they would turn it off. So that 24% could cause deaths, crashes and injuries.
The average person does not need a semi-automatic rifle to defend themselves. As our guns have changed, our laws regarding who can carry and what sort of gun they can carry should change as well. In Florida there was a shooting at Majority Douglas High School. The laws in Florida did nothing to protect the students and faculty from this tragedy. Therefore, improved gun control laws could have prevented this from occurring.
Did you know that “distracted driving” was the 2009 word of the year according to Webster’s Dictionary? But unfortunately, this is no passing fad. Distracted driving has become a trend with deadly, real consequences. In 2009, nearly 5,500 people were killed and a half million more were injured in distracted driving crashes. For those who think they can do two things at once, think about this: According to a study by Carnegie Mellon, driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37 percent.
Although everyone may sneak in a quick text every now and then, it is nothing compared to those who blatantly disregard their surroundings and give more attention to their phone than the road. Texting and driving laws should not have to be put in place, but it is because of these smartphone over-users that they are needed. It is the only way to ensure the most safety for the biggest amount of citizens. I personally was almost in a terrible wreck due to my father texting and driving, but after that day, my dad swore to never text and drive and that he would never threaten someone’s life in such a way ever again. Yes there are ways to avoid texting and driving, but the only way to grant the greatest amount of safety to the most people is to pass texting and driving laws to make America’s roads safe
In today’s society, distracted driving is a major issue, one we have been struggling with since the invention of cell phones. In 2013 alone, over 3,000 people were killed in accidents caused by distracted driving in the US. While many methods have been used to try and stop distracted driving, people are still in search of the best way to go about it. Many believe that we will get the best results by distributing PSAs, or Public Service Announcements, across the nation through different forms of media. They believe that, by showing people the facts, they will become more educated on the dangers of distracted driving and cease to do so.
There is a wreck occurring every minute of every day, and in 2009, seatbelts saved almost 13,000 lives. Fifty three percent of people do not wear the restraints and if everyone would wear them, 4,000 more people would be alive today. Seat belt advertisements often pop-up while consumers often watch their favorite soap operas, football games, and game shows. The advertisements often show a gruesome car crash, body bags being led away by the ambulance, and police writing tickets to people who fail to obey. The ad Embrace Life chose to advertise shows how a seatbelt could save a life.
Thinking about hurting yourself or others by reading/sending a text message isn’t worth your life. (Pathos) The National Security Council reports that, ‘’Using your cell phone while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes. Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting and driving,’’ (Ethos) Isn’t that so crazy to think about? While having the freedom of driving by yourself and then when you get to drive other people, you have so much responsibility. You can’t only think for yourself but for your passengers.
Teenagers pose the biggest threat because they are constantly on their phones believing they can simultaneously text and drive. Statistics prove that eight of every ten texting accidents is caused by a teen driver. Making it illegal to use phones when driving would initially decrease this problem. Answering phone calls while driving is just as terrible if not worse than texting. Maybe when talking on the phone you 're still able to watch the road, but your focus is on who is talking to and what they 're talking about.
We all see the commercials about people that get in a crash and die from using their cellphones while driving. Although most drivers feel that they are to good of drivers and that could never happen to them. Many drivers still do this without thinking of the outcome of this foolish act. Driving and using cellphone or handheld device kills many drivers each day. Some states are making it illegal to using this device while driving.
The DMV crash data shows that of all cell phone related crashes, 78 percent of drivers were under the age of 20, and 68 percent of these teens died as a result of these accidents. The leading cause of accidents for people aged 20 and under is distracted driving, the leading distraction being cell phone use. Teenagers have a distinct disadvantage when it comes to distracted driving; lack of experience. A more experienced driver is more likely to notice a dangerous situation than a new driver, and therefore can react to it sooner. The implementation and enforcement of this law will hopefully discourage and prevent teenagers from using their cell phones while driving, and stop them from
Intoxicated behavior is dangerous and never amusing Don 't ever let your friends drive after drinking. Take away their keys, have them stay the night, have them ride home with someone else, or do whatever else is necessary - but don 't let them drive! Designated Driver Programs save lives Volunteer to be a designated driver. It could save your life and the lives of your friends It 's important to realize that inexperienced drinkers become intoxicated with much less alcohol than do experienced drinkers and are much more likely to have traffic accidents after consuming small amounts alcohol. Even a single drink dramatically increases the chances that a teen-aged driver will have a driving accident.
Congress and Presidents’ tried to prevent the abuse of alcoholism by passing a law (National Minimum Age Drinking Act) to lower the possibilities of having more accidents, but with the law being created more than a million teens around the world haven’t abided by this law. Imagine that you had a bottle of whiskey that contained seventy-five percent of alcohol and later on you were wasted trying to get to your vehicle so you can drive home, but you got caught driving drunk by a police officer. What could you have done to prevent that from happening? 1) Being responsible and 2) Have a designated driver that would drive you home and 3) Don’t drink at all! Overwhelming the results of seventy-seventy percent of the American public had disagreed with lowering the drinking age from twenty-one years old to a younger age.