Persuasive Essay On Distracted Driving

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Years ago, one could get in a car and not worry about getting hit by a spectrum of distracted drivers. Distracted driving was not a problem, as cell phones were not as mainstream as they are today. The act of texting and driving has become so popular as the technological society evolves. Undoubtedly as phones become more mainstream more people will engage in the unsafe and hazardous conditions of texting and driving. The state of Florida knows just how immense this problem is, yet lack to put any real laws in place that prevent it from occurring. If one were to get seen texting while driving by a police officer, the officer could not pull them over without a secondary reason. If the officer could manage to pull you over the ticket would be a mere 30 dollars!…show more content…
People seem to not grasp the concept that texting while driving is dangerous, it does not matter the level of experience or the age. Per the National Highway Traffic Safeway Administration, talking on a cell phone causes nearly 25 percent of car crashes. That statistic directly points to the key fact that texting and driving is a key cause of most accidents on the road. Most people would be quick to the jump to the defense that these people aren’t them and they can do it better or be safer. But a study published by refutes that as well. “Reading a text message while driving successfully distracts a driver for a minimum of five seconds each time. This means that the chances of an accident occurring while reading a text is extremely high indeed.” If one is going an average of 55 miles per hour if they look away for that average of 5 seconds, then they will have driven the length of a football field. Being practically blind and driving that length sounds idiotic to do, but so many continue the ill formed habit. Young, Old, Experienced or inexperienced that 5 seconds is no different and can change one’s life
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