Four lives. One crash. One mistake can change everything. In 2013 in Cutchogue, New York around 5 p.m. eight friends were traveling in a limo after a weekend trip. In the limo on the way home, a red pickup collided with the limo and splitting it almost in half instantly killing three of the women, and another dying later at the hospital. Every single year millions of lives are lost to drinking and driving, and as a nation this is a very well respected law with high consequences. In 2014 over 1.1 million people were arrested or convicted of driving under the influence (DUI). In recent studies done by Transport Research Laboratory, the reaction time of a drunk driver is decreased by 12%, and over the past 15 years, accidents have decreased dramatically since 2000 when congress adopted a .08 Blood
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.
Further, Texas legislature have been trying to file a bill for smartphones being banned while driving. It is our responsibility as drivers to make sure that we are paying attention to the road at all times. Cell phones are a distraction and as a society it shouldn 't be allowed being used while driving because it causes unavoidable accidents. Representative Tom Craddick said “distracted driving is an epidemic in Texas and we must pass a law to address this life-threatening habit.” Texas is one of the only four states that doesn’t have a statewide law on cell phones and driving. Thousands of people die a year and innocent people are harmed due to this action. Even if the accidents are big or small, it
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.
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.
Distracted driving causes many accidents in the US every years. With being a distracted driving, around “3,154 people are killed in distraction-related crashes and about 424,000 people are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver” (Harper). In what ways can the people develop solutions to prevent distracted driving for teenagers? One way to help prevent distracted driving is to enforce stricter laws for the amount of passengers allowed in a car with a teenage driver. Backseat drivers can cause the most distractions for a driver and also the use of any technology while driving. With the ban on all technology and hands free technology while driving can also help to decrease the amount of distracted driving, which will prevent accidents
Although Police cannot determine if the driver is texting while driving, and bans are becoming more effective, texting while driving should be banned because transportation cell phone systems are being installed into cars, apps are being made to stop teens from texting, and people are stopping the inappropriate use of mobile devices.
Texting while driving should be considered a crime. The idea that you value your time with your phone over watching the road is horrible. Texting while driving is a horrible crime that should be punished. It only take a few second of looking away from your phone to lead to someone’s death. There is no reason that a person needs to read the text message over watching the road. If there is some reason a person needs to read that message, they could simply pull into a parking lot or onto the side of the road to read the
Most likely people who are texting while driving can get into an accident. So, it’s important for drivers to put down any device that distracts them and focus on driving. Per the article, 18-year-old Brooke Miranda Huges and her 19-year-old passenger were both killed. “She was also live-streaming on Facebook when a tractor-trailer slammed into the back of her Suzuki Forenza on a Pennsylvania highway.” Also, statistics say, “660,000 number of drivers in the U.S. using cell phones while driving right now
Today, with the increase in technological dependency, many car accidents are caused by the use of cellphones while driving. However, if a law restricts people from using their cellphones while driving, the amount of lawbreaking in the United States would increase and people would be more consumed in worrying about not using their phones than actually focusing on driving their best, potentially causing more accidents. I do not support this law and disagree with the idea of illegalizing cellphone use while driving. It has become part of human nature to rely on technological advances for a myriad of things. It would be very difficult for someone to suddenly break the habit of reaching for their phone while driving, if he or she is so dependent on those
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
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.
Since the early 2000 's, cell phone related car crashes have increased in number. Talking, texting, or merely glancing at a cell phone while being behind the wheel is a dangerous distraction while going 70, 50, or even 20 miles per hour. This is why I think that driving while using a handheld cellphone should be illegal. Talking on a cellphone is just as dangerous as texing, though some motorists would disagree, saying that talking on a cellphone is not as dangerous as texting, but they are very wrong. When a driver is concentrating on a conversation, they pay less attention to what is going on around them in favor of the voice in their ear. This can result in being rear-ended, sideswiped, driving off the road and ending up in a ditch,
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.