Oprah Winfrey's Article: The Dangers Of Texting While Driving

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In today’s world, cell phone devices take a big part in our lives. We depend on our devices for communication needs such as surfing the internet, making calls, and texting. Yes, cellphones are useful but also more dangerous when used at inappropriate times. One of the most dangerous time to use cell phones is while driving. Oprah Winfrey’s New York Times editorial essay “Dnt Txt N Drv,” explains the extreme consequences of texting while driving. In the essay Winfrey talks about people who were killed by distracted drivers sending text messages or talking on their cell phones devices while driving. She also mentioned the similarity in how texting while driving is as dangerous as driving while under the influence of alcohol. Winfrey claims some excellent points throughout her essay about the dangers of texting while driving. The truth is many of us done it and still do it. In fact, it is a common occurrence nowadays to see people texting during driving. Many drivers engage in the practice not considering about the potential detrimental effects of their actions. Winfrey suggests all we have to do is hang up or switch off. It…show more content…
Sadly, most people tend to learn only from their own experience. Everyone hear and see how using a cell phone device while driving is dangerous, but most believe it couldn’t possibly happen to them. They hear how it is dangerous to the person driving, also dangerous to the people and cars surrounding that driver. In addition, there are many tragic stories out there like Winfrey mentioned. People hear about lives that has been lost and damages many accidents caused but they choose to ignore it. Apparently, it seems as people rather experience the tragic in their own way before taking the right action which is not texting and driving. Unfortunately, even though most understand the issue, understanding itself is not good enough for them to make the right decision as Winfrey
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