Persuasive Speech: The Dangers Of Texting And Driving

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Title The Dangers of Texting and Driving
General Purpose: To Persuade
Specific Purpose: To Persuade my audience of the dangers of texting and driving

1. INTRODUCTION
A. (Attention Getter) (Factual Illustration) How many of you think it is okay to drink and drive? Well, studies show that drivers are 4 times more likely to cause a crash while texting and driving than drinking and driving. (Bello, 2014)
B. (Thesis Statement) Today I would like to share with you some disturbing data about texting and driving and I would like to purpose some solutions.
C. (Reason to Listen) You’ll want to pay attention to my speech because texting and driving is a serious issue that can impact each and every one of us.
D. (Credibility) I am the
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First, I’ll tell you about the harms and significance of texting while driving.
2. Second, I’ll explain the issues that permit this problem to continue to grow.
3. 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. (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) The ability to stop a car at 35mph when drinking and driving is an additional 4 feet, when texting it’s an additional 25 feet. (Box,

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