Dristracted Driving Essay

Submitted By Brierogatz
Words: 328
Pages: 2

As the number of people who acquire cell phones is rising, the amount of distracted driving is also increasing at an alarming rate. A study done by the CITA wireless association shows that in June of 1997 48.7 million people were subscribed to wireless connections was and has grown to a huge 321.7 in June of 2012. That massive jump in wireless subscribers has resulted in an enourmous rise in the amount of 911 calls per day. Hundreds of people around the world decide to text while driving. When making this decision they are showing that a text message is more important than their lives and the lives of others. Texting while driving does not only put your life on the line, but also someone else’s. The risks of removing your focus from the road for even just a few seconds are insanely dangerous. Many people disregard the consequences for this life threatening decision because they don’t think it will affect them. I’m sure they also believe that because so many people do it and not all of them have been in accidents that it would not happen to them. The laws in Illinois on drunk driving are not very strict. *Illinois’s cell phone and texting laws are considered “primary” laws. A primary law means that an officer can pull you over for the offense without having to witness some other violation. That is, the officer sees you texting and issues a citation. A secondary law refers to the fact that an officer can only pull you over and issue a ticket if the officer has witnessed some