Texting While Driving Persuasive Speech

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Around 90km/h, a car travels roughly the length of a football field in 4 to 6 seconds. When a driver is sending a text, he takes his eyes from the road for at least that much time. During those seconds, the car in front of him can suddenly break, the road can take a pronounce curve, a cyclist can show up or a pedestrian can cross the road. It only takes one of these for an accident to occur. Therefore, criminalizing the use of cell phones while driving is necessary because the actual punishments are to light, the public isn’t enough aware of its consequences and it would avoid man injuries and deaths.

First, the punishment for texting while driving is not set accordingly to its possible consequences. Presently, the penalty for using a cell phone while driving is an 80 $ to $100 fine and 4 demerit points in Quebec. Like smartphones, smoking, eating and drinking are considered as sources of driver distraction. According to, "distracted driving is now the number one rick on Canadian roads contributing
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According to a recent U.S. " drivers engaged in text messaging on a cell phone are 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash or near-crash event compared with non-distracted drivers." This number can be explained by the reduced ability of the driver to analyse and react, his diminished field of vision. Consequently, cell phones increased the dangers on the road. As can be seen, using a phone while driving should be a criminal offense because it endangers people around.

In conclusion, criminalization of the use of cell phone while driving is essential considering today’s reality. In fact, increased punishment would make the cause considered more serious, it would bring public awareness and would diminish the number of crashes. Furthermore, banning the use of cellphone for drivers would reduce the deaths on the
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