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 …show more content…
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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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.
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. Texting while driving is a major discussion today, as it is becoming more popular. Texting and turning focus to the phone while driving can affect the craft of safe driving.
Even though, some people understand the dangers of texting while driving, but they are still doing it when they drive their cars. It is one of the most issues we have in the current time of texting while driving. In addition, many people died by accidents on the highways and the roads, and the reason behind that is the texting while diving. Also, the most people who were the victims of texting while driving were young people. About 660,000 U.S. drivers are using the technology while they are driving.
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.)
Damage Done By Distracted Drivers 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.
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.
More than 3,000 teens die each year in Canada in crashes caused by texting while driving In 2012 driver distraction was the cause of 18 percent of all fatal crashes Text messaging creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted. the statistics above are from: http://distracteddriving.caa.ca/education/
III. Purpose Statement – Texting while driving is a serious distraction and one that could cost you your life or the lives of others. IV. Main Points (TRANSITION:
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.
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.
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.
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. B. Texting while driving is caused by a number of factors. 1.
Though laws have helped prevent cell phone use while operating a vehicle, cell phones still have only greatened the number of distracted driving accidents. Susan Henneberg is an author who focuses on writing about common issues in society. After hearing of a fatal distracted driving accident, she wrote of the accident, “The impact [of the crash] spun their car sideways into Shaw’s lane, and the trailing pickup truck plowed into the side of the Saturn, killing both men instantly”(Henneberg). Both of these drivers were physically hurt all because of texting and driving.
Kids watch parents, parents watch parents and drivers watch drivers. A recent survey stated , 75% of teens say their friends text and drive and 77% say their parents text and drive. When people see other people texting, they might think it is okay to text and drive. Texting while driving is clearly dangerous for several reasons.