To look around you today, is looking at a generation consumed by technology. Technology gives our society the opportunity to escape from the struggles faced and feeds us an imaginary dimension we wish we were in. Because of this reign of industrial tech, we are lured in with every waking hour, even when we are driving. The culture today has let phones eradicate us to the point that we can’t take our eyes off of them, even when in control of a four thousand pound vehicle. Texting while driving is the most dangerous, life-threatening distraction a person can self inflict while on the road. An excuse that many people use is, "I am completely capable of texting on my phone without getting distracted. I have done it before and nothing has happened". Once someone has texted and drove without anything happening, they start to casually text more often, and eventually come to the conclusion that they are able to text while driving safely. Unbeknownst to most, texting while driving becomes a serious habit and they justify it completely inside. Even if nothing tragic happens while driving, it doesn't justify texting and driving. Data and facts show that typing out a text message on your phone makes the chances of a crash 23 times more likely, even over dialing, talking, …show more content…
Around 330,000 injuries occur each year and almost eleven people die every day from phone related accidents. It only takes five seconds of looking at your phone to cause an accident on the road, and most likely kill or injure someone. If you are traveling at 55 miles per hour and look at your phone for only five seconds, you are traveling the distance of a football field in that time. It only takes a split second to completely alter the course of your own life or someone else’s life. Your phone can be used at a weapon when pulled out in the car; it could cause a path of anguish and
Although there would be negative consequences if texting while driving would be banned and you were to be caught, it is better than regretting and living with shame once a calamity were to occur because of your carelessness and stubborn self. Texting while driving should be banned to decrease these irrational happenings that could easily be avoided if only people would stop giving their attention to a cellphone instead of the road
Most likely people who are texting while driving can get into an accident. So, it’s important for drivers to put down any device that distracts them and focus on driving. Per the article, 18-year-old Brooke Miranda Huges and her 19-year-old passenger were both killed. “She was also live-streaming on Facebook when a tractor-trailer slammed into the back of her Suzuki Forenza on a Pennsylvania highway.” Also, statistics say, “660,000 number of drivers in the U.S. using cell phones while driving right now
One of the prime causes of car accidents is texting and driving, and is banned in almost every state. The abundance of people remain under the belief that texting behind the wheel has no effect on their driving, and this thinking is faulty. Furthermore, a driver 's eyes will stray from the road at some point while texting, and this has been the cause of countless accidents. Multiple stories have plagued the news about texting and driving being the cause of a wide variety of accidents. In conclusion, driver 's should pull over to send a text back if the text is that dire.
Texting while driving should be considered a crime. The idea that you value your time with your phone over watching the road is horrible. Texting while driving is a horrible crime that should be punished. It only take a few second of looking away from your phone to lead to someone’s death.
Let’s begin by looking at the key points of texting while driving) BODY I. I will assure you that texting while driving doesn’t make it any safer. A. Texting takes your eyes off the road longer than any other activity that distracts you from driving. 1.
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.
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.
In a recent interview, a police officer stated “It’s hard to pull someone over for texting and driving. You have to catch them when they are doing it.” In the past month zero tickets have been given for texting while driving however multiple wrecks have been recorded caused by distracted driving. Driver inattention is one of the most common causes of car crashes in Oklahoma and across the country. The governor stated that about 700 Oklahoma car accidents, 30 of which were fatal, have involved a motorist who was either sending or reading a text message.
(Dreschel, 2014) b. Texting while driving not only threatens your life, but also everyone else on the road. c. (Statistic) Eleven percent of drivers aged 18 to 20 who were involved in an automobile accident and survived admitted, they were sending or receiving texts when they crashed. (Smith, 2014) d. (Fact) (statistic) Nearly half of US high school students aged ≥16 years old report texting while driving during the past 30 days. (O'Malley, 2013) e. (Fact)
People will always have arguments for either one side, saying that texting is more dangerous while driving or drinking. After reading the research that was made, those who are entrusted while driving might have a different insight of the impact they can cause around them if not being responsible.
The first reason is because there is a chance that when texting while driving, there can be an accident that can lead to loss of life and/or injury to the people involved. Another reason is that if no lives are injured and/or lost, property damage can have a bad effect to the driver who was texting while driving, including financial and legal troubles. Although banning texting while driving can be an inconvenience to a person who prefers to text when communicating, the chances of causing accidents that can lead to injuries, deaths, or property damage far outweighs the inconvenience. One could just park their car on the side of the road or on a parking spot if they must text but they should not text while driving. If it is an emergency, one should us use the call option.
The problem at hand is that texting while driving could increase the occurrence probability of accidents for motor vehicle. The drivers should know all the laws about driving in any state they go to. Even the state could benefit of texting while driving law when someone break the law the person has to pay a fine.
Every day drivers who choose to text risk their own life as well as yours. These are car accidents that don't have to happen. In 2011 23% of auto collisions involved cell phones, that's 1.3 million crashes. These can be easily prevented by turning off the phone while in the car.