Credibility Statement: I researched and found stories of information about teens and adults getting killed using cell phones without looking on the road. I have a lot against people who take their eyes off the road just for a text that’s not emergences or important.
Texting while driving seems to get many people into unwanted problems hence, it should be banned in Texas to get rid of unnecessary problems and killings. However, people still do not seem to get it and keep on getting distracted while driving by the calling of social life. Although they have tried twice, Texas' ban of texting while driving seems to always get vetoed. The citizens do not appear to realize how dangerous such occurrences can actually be.
In previous articles, I’ve written about the importance of connecting with teenagers long after they have been ‘officially’ yours. Perhaps they were in your charge when they were in middle school or junior high, and now, they are in senior high, they have graduated high school, or maybe have gone on to graduate college, get married and have children of their own. Regardless of any of those landmarks (as significant as they may be), still recognizing your kids from when they were early teenagers can be extremely empowering to them.
Texting and Driving, Is it just teens? Most people say teens are the only ones who text and drive, but in reality many people text and drive who are no longer teenagers. Adults believe they can text and drive and that teens should not. Teens normally have more experience texting than adults. Although many people text and drive, many of them can text and drive without getting in an accident due to the advancement in technology. I am writing an essay to show how I feel about a law on texting and driving, I believe there should be a law. People are killed everyday, many people do not realize how much it distracts you, and it causes many issues between people, these are the reason why there should be a law on texting while driving in South Carolina.
Prompt: In “Word to Youth: Texting, Driving Don’t Mix” Larry Copeland illustrates how dangerous it is to text and drive, and interjects the study that reveals data that shows, although people are aware this behavior is dangerous, they continue to text and drive because it is their belief they “can do it safely.” Write an essay that expository explains why individuals cannot text and drive safely.
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
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
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. In the essay Winfrey talks about people who were killed by distracted drivers sending text messages or talking on their cell phones devices while driving. She also mentioned the similarity in how texting while driving is as dangerous as driving while under the influence of alcohol. Winfrey claims some excellent points throughout her essay about the dangers of texting while driving. The truth is many of us done it and still do it. In fact, it is a common occurrence nowadays to see people texting during driving. Many drivers engage in the practice not considering about the potential detrimental effects of their actions. Winfrey suggests all we have to do is hang up or switch off. It
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. Most statistics say that when a teen has a passenger in their car they felt like they were in danger because of texting and driving from the driver.
A couple months ago my roommates and a couple friends were enjoying a sporting event that was being broadcasted on the television. During one of the commercial breaks we were socializing with each other and all of a sudden each of us, one by one became quite because of a commercial that was airing. The word “yeah” flashed across the screen and then a young woman with tears streaming down here face said, “these were the last words my sister read before she died”. Her sister had been driving while reading a text message that was four simple letters, “yeah”. In a split second from looking at her phone, she had clipped the median of the road and her car started to roll, which is when she was ejected 300 feet from the car. For this young lady, her life ended because she was texting while driving, but she could have easily been putting on makeup, opening a soda, or even talking to a passenger and still have been in that fatal car crash. AT&T and many other cell phone companies are putting information out there so people know the dangers of being distracted while driving. States need to start making aware the dangers that come from distracted driving and the effects that it can have on not only the driver but everyone on the road. Having a mandatory class for new drivers about the dangers of distracted driving could possibly help reduce the statistics of
She sent her last text but little did you know she was behind the wheel. Some people think it is completely fine to text and drive, but there are facts and very strong opinions that say otherwise. Can’t we all agree that texting and driving is an awful thing? Going on your technology when driving is a horrible thing to do, think about how many people get injured per day or year due to it, how it has an effect on other people, and how can we fix the problem.
Anyone who drives would more than likely admit to being distracted while driving. Many forms of distraction exist while driving. The most common forms include texting while driving, focusing the mind on something else, and talking with others in the car. The distractions people take part in create many serious problems like death. People do not realize that the smallest distractions can result in a life changing event. The issue of distracted driving has had some laws against it, but the laws do not do enough. Distracted driving needs stricter laws because major issues result from it including death or serious injuries
Transition: Now that I have introduced my topic, I would like to begin by talking about hazards and harms of texting and driving.
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.
I could hear the ambulance rushing to the accident. It's sad to see someone so young go away so early. The car was literally torn in half. Another senseless death caused by texting and driving. In my opinion texting while driving is not only against the law but it sets a bad example for others. Every day drivers who choose to text risk their own life as well as yours.