It is very important that drivers follow this law to prevent themselves from getting into car crashes and as well as hitting pedestrians. How can you prevent these accidents from happening? The answer is to use common sense and do not use a cell phone while driving. Make sure you do have common sense, especially if you are driving a car that has your best friends as passengers. However, when teenagers hear about car crashes that are caused by drivers on their phones, they automatically think that this horrible car crash cannot happen to them, but it can.
With the rising laws and law enforcement presence, there are less ways to get away with using handhelds. As I am part of the population that is terrified by drivers who text and drive. I can only hope laws become stricter, restricting cell phone use as a
In a recent interview, a police officer stated “It’s hard to pull someone over for texting and driving. You have to catch them when they are doing it.” In the past month zero tickets have been given for texting while driving however multiple wrecks have been recorded caused by distracted driving. Driver inattention is one of the most common causes of car crashes in Oklahoma and across the country. The governor stated that about 700 Oklahoma car accidents, 30 of which were fatal, have involved a motorist who was either sending or reading a text message. In conclusion.
When driving a vehicle, one is supposed to be diligent and not be distracted to assess the condition of the road. With the widespread use of cellular devices, aka phones and texting, there has been an increase in unnecessary accidents and deaths associated with drivers being distracted by texting while driving. Since common sense is apparently not enough for people to abstain texting while driving, I believe the act should be illegal for the good of the country. One major reason is that when one is distracted by texting while driving, there can be the chance to cause the accident and have loss of life, including the drivers. Another reason, if less important, is if life is not lost in a vehicular accident, there will be some type of damage, whether vehicular or property damage, and that will
A car crash can occur at any moment, and it can take the life of anyone. In 2009 alone, crashes killed over 33,000 people and injured another 2.2 million. More than 70% of these crashes had occurred to passenger vehicles and trucks. About half of the 2.2 million wounded were not wearing a seat belt. Wearing a seat belt is the most effective way to prevent death and serious injury in a crash.
From texting, to calling, to using navigational systems, people are always finding ways to use their mobile while driving on the road. With all of these reasons to take your mind from driving there are obviously consequences to doing those actions. Over two and half million people in the United States are involved in road accidents each year. Of these, 1.6 million of the people had cell phones used. One out of 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving and that 's just in the United States!
All of these are distractions even though they may not seem like it. Some distractions are more dangerous than others. Every year about thirty-seven thousand people die in automobile crashes in the United States (Hopkins). Also every year about 421,000 people are injured in crashes that have involved a driver who was distracted in some way
People seem to not grasp the concept that texting while driving is dangerous, it does not matter the level of experience or the age. Per the National Highway Traffic Safeway Administration, talking on a cell phone causes nearly 25 percent of car crashes. That statistic directly points to the key fact that texting and driving is a key cause of most accidents on the road. Most people would be quick to the jump to the defense that these people aren’t them and they can do it better or be safer. But a study published by icebike.org refutes that as well.
It’s bad when people drink and drive. Drinking and driving have caused many deaths and injuries all over the reservations, state, and country. Drinking and driving is an irresponsible decision for an adult or minor to make. It also causes property damage as well. Every two minutes, a person in the United States have been injured in an alcohol related car accident.
How many people get hurt and die from texting and driving? Texting and driving can be fatal and each day over 1,000 people get hurt due to distracted drivers. I’m sure you have been driving somewhere and have seen a car accident in your lifetime. Have you ever thought about what caused the accident? Possibly it could be caused by a distracted driver.