Credibility Statement: I researched and found stories of information about teens and adults getting killed using cell phones without looking on the road. I have a lot against people who take their eyes off the road just for a text that’s not emergences or important.
Although Police cannot determine if the driver is texting while driving, and bans are becoming more effective, texting while driving should be banned because transportation cell phone systems are being installed into cars, apps are being made to stop teens from texting, and people are stopping the inappropriate use of mobile devices.
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. So it is very precarious to yourself and for the people that surrounding you. One reason the majority of people are against this action is because it
Distracted driving is anything that affects reaction delay time, removes focus from the road and causes accidents. The Center for Disease Control lists three types of distractions which can be anything form visual, manual and cognitive. Commonly texting is something that removes visual focus from the road. Interacting with children and other persons sometimes affects them manually on the road. Then, there is social media which in many cases removes the mind from the road. Today the major distractions while driving can be anything from texting, interacting with people inside or outside the vehicle and posting on social media.
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
More than 3,000 teens die each year in crashes caused by texting and driving. On June 8, a report was released stating that Tennessee bus crash that left two young girls and a teacher 's aide dead last December was the result of texting and driving. James Davenport, the driver of the bus, was found dead in his home on June 1.Why does this have to happen? Preventing texting and driving should be an easy thing but mostly everyone is anxiously waiting for a text message from there dearest friend or loved one that we forget about our safety. That’s why we should start implementing laws for safety so these staggering rates can go down. Most statistics say that when a teen has a passenger in their car they felt like they were in danger because of texting and driving from the driver.
A couple months ago my roommates and a couple friends were enjoying a sporting event that was being broadcasted on the television. During one of the commercial breaks we were socializing with each other and all of a sudden each of us, one by one became quite because of a commercial that was airing. The word “yeah” flashed across the screen and then a young woman with tears streaming down here face said, “these were the last words my sister read before she died”. Her sister had been driving while reading a text message that was four simple letters, “yeah”. 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
Recently Researchers discovered that 35% of accident in Canada caused by texting during driving. In this century the texting and driving is a major problem for teenagers and adult, that causes injuries and death. People who are busy managing their social life mostly they had forgotten that they are operating motor vehicles and little distraction can lead them to lose their lives and others. To help solve this major issue we need to descried people why its important to solve and what can have happened if don’t solve this issue. That issue lead us to other question that what is negatively thing effecting teenager and adult to text during drive. In addition, we had to find solution to stop people texting during driving. Diver engaged in texting on cellular phone are 23 times more likely to be involved in a crashed or near crash even compared with non-distracted drivers. (Virgina tech transportation institute,2010.)
Ever since I was involved in a life-threatening car crash, I have increased my awareness and interest in driving as safe as possible. Most people in today’s society are exposed to the dangers of distracted driving, specifically texting; however, they continue to do it, even though the odds are against them. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that one in every four car accidents are caused by texting and driving. To resist my own impulses, I turn my phone on do not disturb while driving. This silences my phone when notifications are received, therefore reducing my urge to check my phone. As technology advances, more and more humans are becoming attached to their smartphones. Due to the connection with
Did you know “ 1 out of every 4 car accident in the United States every day is caused by texting and driving resulting in nearly 330,33 injuries occurring each year” (schumaker,1)? Texting and driving puts many at risk besides the driver being distracted by a cellular device. Texting is the act of composing, sending, reading a text message, email, or making similar use of the web on a mobile phone while operating a motorized vehicle. Texting and driving is a growing problem that is only going to increase if we don 't do anything about it. So many lives have been taken over this careless act let 's work together stop if not decrease that number.
Texting while driving is a controversial topic. It has been a debate over the past few years on whether to create laws on texting while driving at the state level or not. Some states allow texting while driving while some states do not. These states founds that it should be a law to organize the use of cell phones while driving to reduce the crashes that occur unintentionally. States that banned texting while driving are …..). 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.
While there are many dangers people worry about on the road, many of those dangers include distractions or habits that can be easily stopped and crashes related to those distractions could be stopped if the habits were broken. The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year, and 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving. 1.9 million injuries and crashes could be avoided if cell phone use and habits were stopped or cracked down on. There are different types of distracted driving including visual, cognitive, and manual, cell phone use includes all three.
Anyone who drives would more than likely admit to being distracted while driving. Many forms of distraction exist while driving. The most common forms include texting while driving, focusing the mind on something else, and talking with others in the car. The distractions people take part in create many serious problems like death. People do not realize that the smallest distractions can result in a life changing event. The issue of distracted driving has had some laws against it, but the laws do not do enough. Distracted driving needs stricter laws because major issues result from it including death or serious injuries
Transition: Now that I have introduced my topic, I would like to begin by talking about hazards and harms of texting and driving.
I could hear the ambulance rushing to the accident. It's sad to see someone so young go away so early. The car was literally torn in half. Another senseless death caused by texting and driving. In my opinion texting while driving is not only against the law but it sets a bad example for others. Every day drivers who choose to text risk their own life as well as yours.