Do You Find Yourself Going Off the Road? Essay

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Do you as a driver find yourself going off the rode while attempting to open up a text message? What about going 55 miles per hour and staring briefly at the words to a text message? Do you think this is dangerous? The use of cell phones should be outlawed in all states. The use of cell phones to text and talk while driving is distracting, dangerous, and unnecessary.
According to The Center of Disease Control, each day in the United States more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,060 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted drivers. It’s very important to stay focus while driving. As drivers having distractions take away our focus and put our lives and potentially passengers at risk for injury. Most have trouble driving and reading signs or maybe finding a radio station to listen to let alone adding the distraction ofa phone. The need to add a cell phone in to the equation sounds like disaster. Watching the road should be a constant job of a driver to ensure safety of others on the road. I could potently hit another car or pedestrian because of carelessness for others.
The dangers of driving and texting are easily noticeable because the moment a driver takes their eyes of the road the driver becomes distracted and unaware what is in front of them. No road is perfectly straight so how can a driver steer without looking. A conversation on a cell phone takes your attention and concentration away. Judgment and precision are altered when communicating on a cell phone and driving. The average time lapse when a person glances on a cell phone, according to National Traffic Safety Board, is three to four seconds. According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, they found that text messaging creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted. This staggering data should deter anybody from wanting to text. I can see how a Message can’t wait sometimes to be opened or answered, but this doesn’t mean to keep driving, be responsible and pull over. Having a driver’s