Persuasive Essay About Texting While Driving

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For this project, I chose texting while driving. While we all do it, it is one of the most dangerous (restatement of key words) things we can do while driving. Researching this topic has made me realize just how dangerous it is. I will be talking about how seeing a text can distract you easily, can cause you to get in a wreck, or worse kill someone, and that it is illegal. I am guilty of being distracted while driving. I’ll usually be changing the music, or trying to read a text. According to the Huffington Post, ‘’ 9 Americans are killed everyday from motor vehicle accidents that involved distracted driving…’’ That statistic definitely shocked me. In my mind, I see primarily only teenagers texting while driving, but I see more older people do it also. For example, one day while I was passing a man on a highway he was just playing a game on his phone. (Humor) It made my jaw drop, but while I further thought about it, people might not realize how dangerous it is. According the CDC, ‘’At 55 mph, the average text takes your eyes off the road long enough to cover a football field.’’…show more content…
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. My dad always said that driving is a big task and you can’t joke around while doing it. After I’ve (almost) got in close wrecks because of focusing on a text it makes me think to myself, was the text THAT important to lose my life? (Rhetorical
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