Texting or calling while driving can subtract from the attention you are giving to your surrounding, and poses a serious hazard to the citizens around you. While there are ways to avoid texting and driving, there will always be some individuals who will choose to text and drive, so the only way to ensure that people do not text and drive is to put laws in place that punish folks who decide to put others in harm’s way. Cell phones and smartphones are a huge advantage in today’s society. They allow us to communicate with friends, family, coworkers, etc… This technology is normally beneficial, but there are times when you need to put your phone aside and pay attention to what is physically happening around you. One of these times is when you
All those updates and advances in aren’t in everyone’s budget and not everyone can get them or has them so suing your phone isn’t worth taking all those risks. As you now know distracted driving is a very big risk to take. Distracted driving is dangerous and leads to many deaths and all those laws are there to protect you but people just don’t follow them also all those types of distraction are equally as dangerous as just texting while driving. This topic is very controversial because not everyone agrees but all those risks you take while driving can be avoided and not using your phone while driving can save lives. People should be safer while driving because it can have a good outcome and the roads can be easier and safer to drive
Thinking about hurting yourself or others by reading/sending a text message isn’t worth your life.(Pathos) The National Security Council reports that, ‘’Using your cell phone while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes. Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting and driving,’’ (Ethos) Isn’t that so crazy to think about? While having the freedom of driving by yourself and then when you get to drive other people, you have so much responsibility. You can’t only think for yourself but for your passengers. My dad always said that driving is a big task and you can’t joke around while doing it.
If a driver has to come to a rapid stop and presses on the brakes, the seat belt will keep him or a passenger from sliding forward in their seat. In the worst case scenario, if an accident occurs, wearing a seat belt would keep drivers or passengers from being ejected out of a car. “Every year, more than 90 percent of all transportation-related deaths are caused by highway crashes. The single greatest defense against highway fatalities is a vehicle's seat belts. When used properly, seat belts reduce the risk of fatal injury to front seat vehicle occupants by 45 percent” (Higgins n.p.).
It is not as common for adults to text and drive. Adults have more experience behind the wheel in a car than the youth do. Yet most of the time when they get a text there eyes go from the road to there phone.
Furthermore, Assault weapons should not be banned because previous bans were not effective, citizens would not be able to protect themselves, and criminals would still find weapons to use. First of all, Assault weapons should not be banned because of previous bans have not been effective. The crime rates hardly decreased in 1994 when the first AWB was put into action. For Example, in the article, “Do Local Assault Weapon Bans Work?” written
There is a wreck occurring every minute of every day, and in 2009, seatbelts saved almost 13,000 lives. Fifty three percent of people do not wear the restraints and if everyone would wear them, 4,000 more people would be alive today. Seat belt advertisements often pop-up while consumers often watch their favorite soap operas, football games, and game shows. The advertisements often show a gruesome car crash, body bags being led away by the ambulance, and police writing tickets to people who fail to obey. The ad Embrace Life chose to advertise shows how a seatbelt could save a life.
Andrea Summers is a coordinator of the teen driving program for the Delaware Office of Highway Safety. Summers said “my state and others have chosen to toughen laws without raising the driving age - by banning teens from using cellphones while driving” (CBS). Other laws like imposing stricter driving curfews and expanding supervised driving time (CBS). “Around 6,000 teenage drivers are killed in car accidents each year” but most of them are untrained and unsupervised (Weaver). If those laws Summers talked about get passed they won’t have to raise the driving age and it will be
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
People do not like the fact that they are making texting while diving banned because they think it takes away from the freedom they were given (Kilcarr). People are also saying that texting while driving is like breathing and there is no getting away from it. Parents have told the kids to stay off the cellular devices while driving but this is still not enough to stop this from happening. Too many Americans run red lights, using distracting devices, or drive drowsy. The AAA foundation believes they can stop all of this from
She lost control of her car clipped an oncoming car, flipped two-and-a-half times, and landed upside down in a ditch,” (Waugh). In this article “Texting and Driving” Koraza says that even when she gets a text message she feels the need to read it immediately. An article that Koraza uses in her own article says that “studies found that 21% of all reported injury crashes involved distracted driving.” Koraza also says “It is hard to resist texting while driving as it is easy to get away with.” This is showing that if there was a law in South Carolina on texting while driving, that less people would do it because they would be afraid of getting
At 55 miles per hour, the teenage driver travels the length of a football field without looking at the road” (“Because”). Some teenage drivers think that only texting is a distraction and talking on the phone isn’t. Those teenagers are sorely mistaken because according to The AAA Guide to Teen Driver Safety, “Talking on a cell phone can double the chance for an accident.” While teenagers may have their eyes on the road while talking on a phone, they do not however have their hands on the wheel. If a teenager is driving and needs talk on the phone or text someone back, the driver should pull over on the side of the road.
There are many risk that comes with distracted driving although not all end in a horrific results most accidents are lethal. The government realized the threat and accident percentage was rising so they are trying to ban CellPhone use while driving . Although cell phones have not been around for a very long time, they have become a key part of our lives. People use their cell phones for just about everything such as: texting, talking, social media etc.
To me it is like some of the states are saying that they care about their citizens more than others do. And I think it is laughable that a speeding ticket can be anywhere from 100 dollars to 200 dollars while a ticket, even in the states where it is a primary law, a seat belt ticket is no more than 30 dollars. Not wearing a seat belt is just as dangerous to you as speeding, but tickets for speeding can be up to 100 dollars more than a ticket for not wearing a seat belt. Making this fine so small shows people on the road that wearing a seat belt is not important and that it doesn’t matter since a ticket for this is only 30
Car accidents are the number one killer of teenagers in America and most of these deaths are caused by either texting while driving or in a phone call while driving. In making it illegal to operate a cell phone while driving in an attempt to decreased the number of accidents, because driving while distracted can be just as dangerous if not more dangerous than driving drunk. All across Fair Fax County Virginia you can find crossed placed on street corners where people have died due to car accidents caused by distracted driving and the main cause of distracted driving is operating a cell phone while driving. So in an attempt to cut down on these tragic accidents Virginia made it illegal to drive while operating a cell