We 're coming up on April which is National distracted driving Awareness Month. So when I say distracted driving what comes to mind? Is it that fight that you had with your spouse? Is it that job promotion that you did not receive? Maybe it 's eating or drinking behind the wheel. But what about texting and what about cell phones? Across the market area we continue to see risky driving which includes drivers talking and texting on their cell phone while driving. Many of these situations are in high traffic areas and at high rates of speed.
You might always text and drive and you have never gotten a ticket. You might also text and drive and have never came close to dying. But there’s a first for everything you might think that one day you're fine because you do it all the time. That might be the day your life changes forever or you're life ends forever. In the end there’s really nothing good about texting and driving it’s bad all around. No one should be aloud to text and drive. “In a blink of an eye you're world can turn upside down,”(Apecsadmin). If you are texting and driving you're family might have to say this was “Her last text”... you know how hard that will be for your
There are many problems today with texting and driving. In today’s society, many people have phones, especially young teens who have recently received their licenses. Texting and driving is a big temptation for teens and all of us but it’s something that many people fail to resist. Everyday about nine people are killed and over 1000 people are injured due to texting and driving. This issue needs to be resolved quickly and as efficiently as possible.
April 27th 2016, an article in The New York Times called “Texting and Driving? Watch out for the Textalyzer” was written by Matt Richtel. In the article it talks about the idea of a device that can inform officers if the driver was texting while driving. It is based off of the idea of a Breathalyzer. In this article it does not seem to be very biased. The author is not really persuading the reader of anything, mostly informing and giving facts.
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.  Before you ever text and drive think about the millions of people who die every year due to texting and driving.If you 've ever known anyone who has died from texting and
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.
Transition: Now that I have introduced my topic, I would like to begin by talking about hazards and harms of texting and driving.
Three of the high risk behaviors account for texting and driving including “eyes off of the road, at least one hand off the wheel, and mind off the driving situation” (Hollister, 2013). The three actions a person partakes in while texting and driving fall into the three major categories the Center for Disease Control established. Once people begin texting and driving, they no longer pay attention to their driving and only their phone or tablet. Distracted driving takes away the reaction time of a driver from avoiding a crash. Comprehending danger while driving takes multiple seconds. A distracted driver would travel the length of a football field when driving sixty miles per hour (Hollister, 2013). The length and amount of time could cause a horrific accident. Traffic safety researchers at Virginia Tech also recognized that those who participate in the act of texting and driving will be twenty-three times more likely to crash (Johnson, 2012). Everyone can see the evidence that distracted driving exists, specifically texting and driving. The people need to recognize it. 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
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
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
Specific purpose: to persuade my audience that the use of cellphone while driving has become a life threatening not only to the driver but also to other motorist and pedestrians.
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
Pick one of the Current Issues topics that are at the beginning of each chapter in the book and discuss, in your own words, both sides to the issue. In addition, answer all questions presented at the end of the issue. Then give your opinion on the issue and explain your point of view. This project should be 3 pages long (single spaced) and is due on 12/17.
Have you ever seen a driver that’s looking down at their phone or applying makeup on the go? Have you wondered what happened to them after you passed them at the light? Every day there are more and more distracted drivers on the roads of America. Whether there was serious damage done or just a slight drift into another lane, distracted driving affects Americans’ daily life greatly and can have many consequences.
Texting while driving is a major discussion today, as it is becoming more popular. Texting and turning focus to the phone while driving can affect the craft of safe driving. What many users of technology do not know is that other features of text besides texting, such as emailing and searching the GPS are other distractions that can become dangerous. These types of activities are not as dangerous as