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Pros And Cons Of Texting While Driving

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Courtney Hoffhine April 26, 2016 07.08 Revising Arguments Ms. Howard English III Honors Does our state do enough to prevent distracted driving? “In a split second you could ruin your future, injure or kill others, and tear a hole in the heart of everyone who loves you,” said Sharon Heit, mother of texting and driving victim. Being a teenager myself I witness texting while driving every day. In my school’s parking lot, on the highway, and just while being in my friends cars. I am a victim to texting while driving but nothing is being done to prevent it in teenagers and young adults. Florida to be specific does not do enough to protect people against distracted driving. The law has been established as a secondary offense instead of being a primary offense. The law only states that drivers must not be caught doing something illegal, like running a red light or swerving across the road, or they will face the penalty of a $30 fine. Followed by the counterclaim of while there is always the option of Florida raising the fine or considering that this offense shouldn’t be secondary, people who are inside of a vehicle also need to reconsider what they are doing while operating heavy machinery. Even though texting is a harmless action it could possibly be life threatening when it distracts your eyes from the road. Now a days everyone is either going here or going there which means that the highways and streets we drive on every day get more and more busy. New technology is being
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