The world today is dependent on cellular devices, that even includes being attached to a phone while driving a car. Should someone be able to text while one is driving? Texting while driving is really bad and has killed many people in the world, so why is it still legal? Truthfully though laws are amazing in theory, but not everyone will follow them. Texting should be banned by the government because a law, because without one it can only go down hill.
Texting and driving is a big problem in our society. In the U.S. alone about 32,000 people are killed and two million injured in crashes every year. More than ninety percent of vehicle crashes in the U.S. happen because of distracted driving (Kalra and Paddock 1). Such as texting or any other form of distracted driving. However, this topic is very serious and needs to be addressed.
This small device in the hands of people while driving has caused many deaths in our world. People will always have arguments for either one side, saying that texting is more dangerous while driving or drinking. After reading the research that was made, those who are entrusted while driving might have a different insight of the impact they can cause around them if not being responsible.
Many people have been distracted from the road and the things around them because they are either checking a text message or talking to someone on the phone. Although there are many ways that adults and teens can get distracted while driving like changing the radio station or picking up something that fell on the ground. However there have been billions of life threatening accidents due to distractions on the road. Texting and driving has
Every year in the United States, about 1,000 people are killed by the police. Police abuse remains one of the most serious human rights violations in the United States. Over the past decade, police have acted out in ways that have made people wonder "are our officers of the law really doing their job?" Unjustified shootings, severe beatings, fatal choking, and rough treatment have all contributed to the present problem of police brutality in America. Most of these incidents go unreported or unnoticed.
Courtney Hoffhine April 26, 2016 07.08 Revising Arguments Ms. Howard English III Honors Does our state do enough to prevent distracted driving? “In a split second you could ruin your future, injure or kill others, and tear a hole in the heart of everyone who loves you,” said Sharon Heit, mother of texting and driving victim. Being a teenager myself I witness texting while driving every day. In my school’s parking lot, on the highway, and just while being in my friends cars. I am a victim to texting while driving but nothing is being done to prevent it in teenagers and young adults.
If a person is in their tracks, it’s completely okay to hit them because they have a place to be. Lastly, they argue that driver’s tests do not teach you how to merge. When Jessica got a ticket for reckless driving, because she merged incorrectly, she was confused. She was expecting to be excused from the ticket since she was not tested on the driver’s test for merging. But texting while driving is never okay because nothing is that important, and nothing is that urgent that rushing through a red light/stop sign is necessary because it may cause a really horrific accident with lives lost.
Did you know 16-year-olds have higher crash rates than drivers of any other age? 56% of teens said they talk on the phone while driving which causes most of the bad car accidents. I think that 16 is too young to drive. For one they are easily distracted with their electronics and Two teenagers are causing a lot of deaths because they are not cautious while they are driving. But some people might also say that 16 is the best age to drive because teens need their freedom.
Ernest Greenwood once said, “Accidents and particularly street and highway accidents, do not happen- they are caused.” Car accidents in the world are increasing every day and hundreds of people die in car accidents every week because of it. In fact, it is one of the leading causes of death among teenagers. Car accidents occur mostly due to negligent and reckless drivers on the road and they often don’t realize the consequences of their actions until it is too late. The consequences may not be the same for all drivers. While some may walk away with a small scratch on their car, some may end up with a totaled car and serious injuries.
This includes multi-tasking while driving. According to a 2009 Nielsen study cited by O Magazine, “ there is a 77 percent of motorists admitting that they are texting, calling and sending e-mails while driving.” . In this study, the bottom line is every motorist should be reserving multi-tasking for when you’re at the office, home or you should leave it by completely out of driving on the roads. Another risk is when drivers take their sight out and shift their focus on driving on the road. Taking off their focus on driving gives them a higher percentage of having fatal accidents.
Teenagers pose the biggest threat because they are constantly on their phones believing they can simultaneously text and drive. Statistics prove that eight of every ten texting accidents is caused by a teen driver. Making it illegal to use phones when driving would initially decrease this problem. Answering phone calls while driving is just as terrible if not worse than texting. Maybe when talking on the phone you 're still able to watch the road, but your focus is on who is talking to and what they 're talking about.
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
Now this would not persuade nor prevent every person to stay off of their phone, but it is a start. For example, this could prevent the use of kids that have handheld games from showing their parent who may be driving at the moment. It would also eliminate those individuals who do not have data plans from checking their Twitter or Facebook while driving. This would not cause as many problems with the automotive industry as you may think. “How?” you may ask.
Also every day in the United States nine people are killed in accidents that involve texting while driving. Texting while driving puts your health at risk. One simple text could cause an accident that could put you or others in critically condition and could even be fatal. You could get paralyzed, have brain damage, and even die just from one simple text message. Using a cellphone while driving increases
Damage Done By Distracted Drivers Did you know “ 1 out of every 4 car accident in the United States every day is caused by texting and driving resulting in nearly 330,33 injuries occurring each year” (schumaker,1)? Texting and driving puts many at risk besides the driver being distracted by a cellular device. Texting is the act of composing, sending, reading a text message, email, or making similar use of the web on a mobile phone while operating a motorized vehicle. Texting and driving is a growing problem that is only going to increase if we don 't do anything about it. So many lives have been taken over this careless act let 's work together stop if not decrease that number.