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.
Everyone can see the evidence that distracted driving exists, specifically texting and driving. The people need to recognize it. Texting and driving has caused many deaths among teens and others, and many families grieve every day, wishing that the worst action anyone can do while driving to become illegal. In the year 2009, 5,500 people died in texting and driving related accidents (Johnson, 2012). From then the numbers only go up because of the growth of technology.
Distracted driving is a problem of epidemic proportions. Thousands die every year in accidents attributed to distracted driving. There are many ways to be distracted behind the wheel - answering a phone call, sending a text message, paying too much attention to passengers, or playing with the radio. One distraction many drivers take for granted is the need to use the restroom. Experts say, however, that needing to use the bathroom can be as dangerous of a distraction as any other.
In January of this year, my uncle was killed in a car accident. The other driver was lost so he was looking at the maps on his phone. The few seconds he was on his phone distracted him enough so that he went into my uncle’s lane. I want to find out what solutions could be implemented which would minimize accidents like these. Since there are so many possible solutions, people can’t agree on what the best solution to the problem is.
So you can see why having seat belts on a bus is really important. For the safety of kids, Teachers, and the driver himself. All of them are endangered from a car accident with no seat belts on. Just take a look of the evidence yourself you read what it said about how many kids and teens die each year from crashes. So unless you want more car accidents to innocent children than I advise you to get seat belts on school buses.
In America, for every fifty one minutes, someone is killed in a tragic drunk driving accident. That almost equates to twenty seven people every single day. Statistics by FBI states that in the year 2011 alone over 1.2 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. Also over 3,952 drivers have been tested positive for drug involvement after they had encountered an accident and escaped with deathly injuries. An even more shocking fact has been put forward by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) which stated that on an average, two in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime.
Think about how it would feel to lose a very close family member or a close friend. Thousands of people don’t have to think about how it feels because they feel that way almost every day. In the world, over 100,000 people die a day from diseases, cancer, accidents, suicide, and so much more. The third leading cause of death in the world is accidents. That includes work accidents, family accidents, friendly accidents, and car accidents.
Texting or calling while driving can subtract from the attention you are giving to your surrounding, and poses a serious hazard to the citizens around you. While there are ways to avoid texting and driving, there will always be some individuals who will choose to text and drive, so the only way to ensure that people do not text and drive is to put laws in place that punish folks who decide to put others in harm’s way. Cell phones and smartphones are a huge advantage in today’s society. They allow us to communicate with friends, family, coworkers, etc… This technology is normally beneficial, but there are times when you need to put your phone aside and pay attention to what is physically happening around you. One of these times is when you
(signpost: To begin) BODY I. Texting and driving is a major problem in the United States today. A. Texting and driving occurs in teens and is becoming more of a problem. 1. According to Edgar Snyder and Associations in 2017, 10% of the ages 15-19 were involved in a fatal crash at the time of the crash. a. Snyder also explains that teens are 4x more likely to be involved in a crash that is from texting and driving.
Alcohol intake or consumption tends to affect ones social, physical, and health life. For example, it helps to develop chronic illnesses which may result in death and also affects the way how individuals interact with each other in society. I believe that alcohol should be prohibited by the legal authorities considering its fatal and negative effects of car accidents, family conflicts, change in academic behavior and health problems. “Do not drink and drive” is a popular phrase enforce by the legal authorities through songs, billboards and magazines or newspaper articles. On a daily basis, people of all ages die or end up in critical medical cases due to motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol- impaired driver.