We Cannot Text and Drive MLA Style Writing Prompt: In “Word to Youth: Texting, Driving Don’t Mix” Larry Copeland illustrates how dangerous it is to text and drive, and interjects the study that reveals data that shows, although people are aware this behavior is dangerous, they continue to text and drive because it is their belief they “can do it safely.” Write an essay that expository explains why individuals cannot text and drive safely. Many drivers, not just youth, hold the belief that they are capable of texting while driving in a safe manner.
The general argument made by Matt Richtel in his work, “Driving While Distracted” is that use of cellphones should be banned while in cars. More specifically Ritchel argues that using cellphones in cars can lead to injury, death, and overall danger. He writes “Studies indicate that drivers using cellphones are four times as likely to cause a crash as other drivers” (11). Richtel is suggesting how dangerous the use of these devices can actually be. Cellphone use can magnify the the potential hazards of being in a car to a great extent.
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.
In a split second from looking at her phone, she had clipped the median of the road and her car started to roll, which is when she was ejected 300 feet from the car. For this young lady, her life ended because she was texting while driving, but she could have easily been putting on makeup, opening a soda, or even talking to a passenger and still have been in that fatal car crash. AT&T and many other cell phone companies are putting information out there so people know the dangers of being distracted while driving. States need to start making aware the dangers that come from distracted driving and the effects that it can have on not only the driver but everyone on the road. Having a mandatory class for new drivers about the dangers of distracted driving could possibly help reduce the statistics of
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.
Would you agree that being on the phone while driving is not safe for you or anyone around you? I agree with the law that in some states it is illegal to drive while using handheld cell phones because the driver could get distracted easily, it is very dangerous, and it could cause car accidents. Phones can be very distracting. If the driver is worried about something happening on their phone they are less likely to pay attention to the road. Also, if the driver is in an argument with someone over the phone and it is really bothering them, they would have their mind on that and not the road.
If we all know the dangers of texting and driving, why do we still do it? Texting while driving should be illegal in all fifty states, and all around the world. Being distracted while driving is the number one leading cause of car accidents. Being on your cell phone is the biggest distraction you could have while driving because all of your attention is shifted from the road, to the phone.
Individuals who drive while reading or sending text messages are 23% more likely to be involved to be in a car crash which happens within an average of three seconds after a driver is distracted. Texting while driving should be against the law in every state due to car accidents and teenage and adult death. Texting and driving is considered to be a form of reckless driving. With newer technology advancing, it is becoming highly dangerous for anyone to text and drive at the same time.
Even though texting is a harmless action it could possibly be life threatening when it distracts your eyes from the road. Now a days everyone is either going here or going there which means that the highways and streets we drive on every day get more and more busy. New technology is being
Three of the high risk behaviors account for texting and driving including “eyes off of the road, at least one hand off the wheel, and mind off the driving situation” (Hollister, 2013). The three actions a person partakes in while texting and driving fall into the three major categories the Center for Disease Control established. Once people begin texting and driving, they no longer pay attention to their driving and only their phone or tablet. Distracted driving takes away the reaction time of a driver from avoiding a crash. Comprehending danger while driving takes multiple seconds.
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? The first mobile telephone was invented in 1973.
Since the early 2000 's, cell phone related car crashes have increased in number. Talking, texting, or merely glancing at a cell phone while being behind the wheel is a dangerous distraction while going 70, 50, or even 20 miles per hour. This is why I think that driving while using a handheld cellphone should be illegal. Talking on a cellphone is just as dangerous as texing, though some motorists would disagree, saying that talking on a cellphone is not as dangerous as texting, but they are very wrong. When a driver is concentrating on a conversation, they pay less attention to what is going on around them in favor of the voice in their ear.
III. Purpose Statement – Texting while driving is a serious distraction and one that could cost you your life or the lives of others. IV. Main Points (TRANSITION:
Finally, I will discuss the potential solutions to this serious issue. Transition: Now that I have introduced my topic, I would like to begin by talking about hazards and harms of texting and driving. II. BODY A. Significance/Harms – Texting while driving is a major issue that needs to be addressed a. (Statistic) Texting while driving creates a crash risk 23 times greater that undistracted driving.
General purpose: to persuade 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. Thesis: Preview: -To discuss on how we can decrease the percentage of those who use their cell phone while driving. - To discuss the cons and the outcome of the use of cell phone while driving. A. Attention getter: