What Are The Dangers Of Distracted Driving

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Did you know that vehicle accidents are the number one leading cause of death for teenagers? It all comes down to distracted driving. Young adults and teens are the most likely out of all age groups to text while driving. Texting and driving is a very dangerous problem. Every day in the united states there are on average nine people killed and one thousand one hundred fifty-three injured due to texting and driving. So why do people people put themselves in the dangerous situation of texting and driving?(Centers for disease control and prevention.) There are three main types of distracted driving. Visual which means taking your eyes of the road, Manual which mean taking your hands off the real, and cognitive which means taking your mind off…show more content…
Unfortunately many people overlook this as being a serious or deathly issue and continue their texting. Some drivers admit to reading or responding to a text at a stop light or stop sign, this is not a good solution. You are still distracted and have no idea what is coming at you. Another failed solution would be talking on the phone or doing a talk to text but this is also a bad idea because your mind is still not focused on your driving. The two of those not solutions are cognitive distractions, both are still very dangerous.…show more content…
These functions permitted only for drivers at least 21 years of age. All other uses prohibited. If you are pulled over for breaking this law you will have to pay a fine starting at five hundred dollars. AT&T is also trying to stop texting and driving fatalities. They created an app called “I’m Driving.” Every time you are driving a vehicle and you receive a test this app will automatically respond to the text saying that your are busy driving and can not respond at the moment. (CBS.) Texting and driving is a very serious problem in America. It is the leading cause of deaths among teenagers. “At any given daylight moment across America , approximately six hundred thousand drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving.” (Distracted Driving: Facts and
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