Research Paper On Distracted Driving

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Sharon Heit, the mother of a victim of distracted driving, once said, “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.” Distracted driving is one of the main causes of a car crash in the United States. People are so intune with their phones and what is on the seat next to them, that they could ruin someone 's life forever. Because of distracted driving, people get severely injured and can lose their lives, so phone and car companies should work together to create a device to reduce this issue. Every single day a life is taken away from distracted driving. There are many types of distracted driving. One example is texting and driving. An article written by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that, “At 55 mph, the average text takes your eyes off the road long enough to cover a football field” (“Distracted Driving”). That is enough time for a car to swerve into someone else and…show more content…
The Groove was invented by space engineer and entrepreneur Scott Tibbitts. The Groove is a device that is implanted into your car. Scott decided to create this device after a meeting he was suppose to have with a man. Sadly, the man he was suppose to meet with died of a car accident caused by distracted driving. Scott started to think of ideas on how to stop distracted driving, and now there is the groove. The groove plugs in under the steering wheel. The groove tells the provider of your phone that the car is on and stops alerts from texts, emails, and social media. It also doesn’t allow people to text or post anything while driving. In an article written by CNN Tibbits says, “When you start driving, you go into the super airplane mode, where the things that would distract you go away” (“Driving While Distracted”). However, not all cars are able to have this device. Also, this device shuts only some of the social networking apps on your
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