Texting While Driving Research Paper

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There’s one thing many of us cannot live without. Or at least think we can’t live without; our cell phones. Many, if not all of us have cell phones. Over 6 billion texts are sent every day in the US. 25% of those text messages are sent while driving. If we all know the dangers of texting and driving, why do we still do it? Texting while driving should be illegal in all fifty states, and all around the world. Being distracted while driving is the number one leading cause of car accidents. Being on your cell phone is the biggest distraction you could have while driving because all of your attention is shifted from the road, to the phone. According to recent studies at Virginia Tech, texting and driving makes an accident twenty-three times more…show more content…
That is totally understandable. We all need directions every now and then; but that is no excuse. If you know you will be needing to use your cell phone, or hand held device as a GPS, search up your destination before your car leaves the driveway. Maybe you think you know where you are going and then end up getting lost. There’s an easy solution to that, right? Just get on your phone real quick and use the GPS. Wrong. A better, much safer alternative would be to pull over, then pull out your phone, find the directions, and then safely continue driving without the cell phone in your hands. You can use your phone, without actually using it. In Ohio during the year of 2013 there were 3,154 people killed in car accidents involving the use of cell phones. In the US more than 3,000 teens die every year due to texting and driving. (Auto Safety Article) That number will just increase from year to year if people continue to use their cell phones while driving. Also in 2013, there were over 1 million wrecks due to cell phone use. Too many people have been, and will continue to be killed if people keep using their phones. Trust me, that text message, email, phone call, is not worth your
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