What Are The Dangers Of Texting While Driving Essay

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Five seconds, five seconds is the average amount of time your eyes are off the road as you decide to text on your cellphone while on the road driving. And when driving at a speed of 55mph, 5 seconds is equivalent to you driving through a whole football field. Ladies and gentlemen, how many times have you caught yourself driving in the wrong lane, the edge of the road; without noticing that you are about to run off the road, or you just so happened to brake at the right moment. Right before you were about to put someone else’s life or your own life in danger? And that was all because you JUST had to read or reply that ONE text message. Ask yourself, is it all worth it? Texting while driving is dangerous and should not be allowed due the high…show more content…
While allowing us to have so much information and so many updates at our fingertips; people will walk down the street with their face buried in their phones, oblivious to those walking around them. Bumping into someone on the street because you weren 't paying attention is no big deal, however bumping into someone while behind the wheel of a metal bullet that weighs a few thousand pounds because you weren 't paying attention is a very big deal. Texting a friend that you 're “LMAO” “LOL” “ROFL” at their previous message is not worth putting so many other lives at risk. No text is that important. Just one simple text message can alter your life tremendously. Make your decisions wisely and keep your eyes on the road, not on your phone! This study is trying to raise awareness to the life-altering decisions people regularly face in their lives each day because of technology. The researchers have done a tremendous job of gathering statistics from previous accidents and formulating a hypothesis with the given data that sadly results in horrible scenarios. After all, who wants to be responsible for taking someone else’s life away? Is that text message worth the possibility that you might take away someone’s sister, brother, father or mother away from them? What will it take for you to put that phone down when
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