“A truck driver was busy talking on the phone that he lost control and collided with a van that has 11 people inside. Both of the 11 people and truck driver died because the truck driver failed to control his vehicle” (Hart 2). Innocent people are dying because other individuals want to take a selfie or talk to someone about what they are about to do or where they are going. “The NHTSA reports that in 2015, 10 percent of crashes involving injuries, and 14 percent of all crashes reported by police were directly or indirectly caused by driver distraction. That year, 3,477 people were killed and approximately 391,000 people were injured on American roads as a result of distracted driving” (“Distracted Driving”
You might always text and drive and you have never gotten a ticket. You might also text and drive and have never came close to dying. But there’s a first for everything you might think that one day you're fine because you do it all the time. That might be the day your life changes forever or you're life ends forever. In the end there’s really nothing good about texting and driving it’s bad all around. No one should be aloud to text and drive. “In a blink of an eye you're world can turn upside down,”(Apecsadmin). If you are texting and driving you're family might have to say this was “Her last text”... you know how hard that will be for your
The United States Department of Transportation notes that cell phones are involved in 1.6 million auto crashes each year that cause a half million injuries and the loss of 6,000 lives (Lois Collins and Majorie Cortez). Texting and driving has been an issue ever since the early 2000s and continues to be a problem today. There are fact’s made by researchers to show how many people die from distracted driver’s. Many people believe that there are not enough laws or people getting caught so that it does not happen anymore. Texting and driving should have more restrictions because of all of the dangers that come with texting and driving.
It’s an article about don’t text and drive because many people are dying because of it. At first it was drinking and driving, but now it’s texting and driving. Also it’s about how president Obama is talking about completely banning texting and driving.
There are large numbers linked to distracted driving, with many injuries and deaths among them. “Texting & Driving” states, “In 2015 42% of teens say they have texted while driving… leading cause of death in teens.”(Texting & Driving). Those affected by distracted driving is not limited to just adults. Teens and early drivers also are often distracted by things such as their cell phone. At the same time, adults are very well affected by distractions when driving. firstname.lastname@example.org. says, “In 2015 alone, 3,477 people were killed, and 391,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.”(email@example.com.). Many are affected by distracted driving, whether being the driver or the person affected by the driver. However, there does not seem to be a sign of these numbers decreasing. In fact, according to “Distracted Driving Is Now an Epidemic in the U.S.”, “U.S. fatalities from traffic accidents rose 7.2% last year to 35,092—the largest increase in 50 years—and distracted driving played a role in 10% of those deaths...fatalities from “distraction-affected” crashes increased 8.8% to 3,477 from 3,197…”(Distracted Driving Is Now an Epidemic in the U.S.). Distracted driving has such a big impact in our life because it has such a big impact on the ability to drive. “Texting & Driving” states, “driving with a
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
How many people get hurt and die from texting and driving? Texting and driving can be fatal and each day over 1,000 people get hurt due to distracted drivers. I’m sure you have been driving somewhere and have seen a car accident in your lifetime. Have you ever thought about what caused the accident? Possibly it could be caused by a distracted driver.  Before you ever text and drive think about the millions of people who die every year due to texting and driving.If you 've ever known anyone who has died from texting and
For this reason, I think that it is important to teach drivers the dangers of distracted driving more than we already do. In 2011, 3,331 people were killed in accidents caused by distracted drivers. In comparison, in 2013, 424,000 people were killed in accidents caused by distracted drivers, a 10% increase in death. This percentage has and will be increasing in the coming years if we don’t put more effort into teaching drivers how dangerous it really is when driving
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. A distracted driver would travel the length of a football field when driving sixty miles per hour (Hollister, 2013). The length and amount of time could cause a horrific accident. Traffic safety researchers at Virginia Tech also recognized that those who participate in the act of texting and driving will be twenty-three times more likely to crash (Johnson, 2012). 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. Since the issue has grown and causing more and more problems, laws need to change and become stricter to fit the new forms of
Unfortunately, that’s not enough to prevent people from texting and driving. When’s the last time someone listened to a commercial that tells them to buy something so they go to the store and buy it immediately? This issue needs to be widely spread across social media so teens and adults can view during their daily scrolling. More idol figures should speak up and say not to text and drive. Reach out to drivers of all ages in a way that they understand. Communities could have movements to prevent distracted driving. Every little part helps in doing something that seems impossible. Texting and driving could be prevented from happening.
Transition: Now that I have introduced my topic, I would like to begin by talking about hazards and harms of texting and driving.
Plays such as “Antigone” show us how they used to live and how we can improve our lives based off theirs. In “Antigone” pride and power are major themes throughout the play and although the play is old it still relates to modern audiences.
All throughout the majority of my high school career I have watched all different kinds of public service announcements. The high school system loves to incorporate these multitudes of videos to try to convey a message. As a high school student I can confidently say that neither me nor my peers can learn from or relate to these videos. In driver 's education and health class every highschooler has to watch these public service announcements on stopping distracted driving. The videos that the school provides are often completely outdated and make you wonder if the tragedy at hand actually happened to the people poorly acting in each of the videos. Although there are one or two videos out there that actually may have an impact on the viewer, the
It’s amazing how many people will still drive distracted, either by texting, talking on the phone, or even not paying attention to what is in front of them. Over 5,000 distracted driver crashes have occurred in Utah in a year. This has resulted in 3,000 injured and almost 20 deaths. Wouldn 't you think that would be enough to make people think and see what is happening? Texting or looking at your phone is now illegal in most states yet so many people still do it. In many things I 've researched it says “At 55 mph, the average text takes your eyes off the road long enough to cover a football field.” So much can happen in that amount of time. Other distractions while driving are cell phones, other passengers in the car, internal and external things going on, The Radio/CD/DVD and most importantly
Every day 6.8 billion people use a cell phone. With almost 91% of the world population using these devices, one would assume they are safe. They are not. Some would disagree, contradicting with how cell phones can improve your everyday life with health apps, reminders, etc. However, the negatives outweigh the positives. Cell phones are a large negative component in so many lives, yet this goes practically unnoticed. Cell phones can negatively affect one’s physical health, mental health, and one’s daily life.