According to "Gov. Bob McDonnell he says he 'll support the changes, but suggest that fines for distracted driving be compared to those for drunken and reckless driving" (Tsukayama, 2013). Texting while driving is becoming considerably more of a hazard than a DUI amongst young and adult drivers. The primary group of readers I intend to target are teenagers and young adults in the age range of 16 to 34. According to a study performed by AT&T, 43% of teens have confessed to texting while driving.
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.
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.
Sadly, most people tend to learn only from their own experience. Everyone hear and see how using a cell phone device while driving is dangerous, but most believe it couldn’t possibly happen to them. They hear how it is dangerous to the person driving, also dangerous to the people and cars surrounding that driver. In addition, there are many tragic stories out there like Winfrey mentioned. People hear about lives that has been lost and damages many accidents caused but they choose to ignore it.
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
Most cases are due to using mobile phones while driving. Talking to someone on the phone while driving, pushing them to the situation that they lose focus on driving on the road. They might not even able to hear the sound of the horn while driving. Well, we really have a law for some motorists from texting while driving. But the question is, “ Is it really going to be easy to enforce this law here in our country?”.
In the essay, “Turn Car On; Turn Phone Off”, we see research done at Harvard University shows that distracted drivers on cell phones cause roughly 2,600 fatalities crashed each year and 570,000 accidents. (115) Distracted driving is driving while doing another activity, thus having your attention taken away from the task at hand, which is driving. While there could potentially be several types of distractions that could occur while driving, texting causes you to take your eyes off the road, remove your hands from the steering wheel and it takes your mind off the road. Drivers who text and drive put their lives and the lives of others on the road at risk for injury and even death. While more and more drivers are multitasking through their day, we are made aware how more education and resources are needed to help solve this growing epidemic.
C. Solution: influencing and convincing people to not use their cell phone while driving to decrease or have zero deaths or injuries each year in car collisions caused by cell phone use. • Some do not realize that the use of cell phone while driving can distract you in many ways ➢ While driving there are three main types of distraction visual, manual, cognitive. Taking your eyes of the road is visual distracting for example looking at your phone. Taking your hand of the wheel is manual distraction for example having your phone in hand and not on the wheel. Lastly taking your mind off the road is cognitive distraction for example conversation on the phone while driving.
However, this topic is very serious and needs to be addressed. The main things that need to be addressed are why people text and drive and how we can stop people from texting and driving (Kalra and Paddock 1). Automobile crashes because of texting while driving has become a huge problem. Whether people think they can safely text while driving, or they don’t see the problem with it. Texting while driving is a huge issue that must end (Bratsis 70).
Increasing injuries for themselves and others. Teens do not know much about the consequences that come when you begin driving. Under age partying and drinking. They drive drunk, which leads to more wrecks and possible death waiting to happen. A lot of teens just want a car to drive, they do not really drive the proper way.