Addiction. More and more people are starting to text everyday and it has also been a danger, causing people to text while driving and putting lives in danger. ” Texting, also known as SMS (for short message service), is on the rise, up from 9.8 billion messages a month in December ’05 to 110.4 billion in December ’08”(Austin, par 1). I think that the growing amount of text messages being sent is going to impact when they text, Such as multi tasking so that they may text while driving, and or participating on other activities.
“A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into a crash than a non-texting driver.
One million people chat and text while driving each day. People feel pressure to remain
In constant contact, even when behind the wheel”(Texting While Driving, par. 1).
When a cell phone goes off in a classroom or at a concert, we are irritated, but at
Least our Lives are not endangered. When we are on the road, however, irresponsible cell
Phone Users are more than irritating: They are putting our lives at risk. Many of us have
Witnessed drivers so distracted by dialing and chatting that they resemble drunk drivers,
Weaving between lanes, for example, or nearly running down pedestrians in crosswalks.
A number of bills to regulate use of cell phones on the road have been introduced in state
Legislatures, and the time have come to push for their passage. Regulation is needed
Because drivers using phones are seriously impaired and because laws on negligent and
Reckless driving is not sufficient to punish offenders. “Handheld Cell Phone Use: 10
states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands prohibit all drivers
From using handheld cell phones while driving. Except for Maryland and West Virginia
(Until July 2013), all laws are primary enforcement—an officer may cite a Driver for
Using a handheld cell phone without any other traffic offense taking Place
(Cell Phone And Texting Laws, par. 1). Many people break the laws everyday and
There are few who actually pay the price for what they have done and the ones that do
Pay only pay a small fee and are let go. Yet in many instances it is not uncommon for
People using cell phones and causing accidents to just get ticketed and pay fees. But
The people that get hurt or loose their life don’t get the justice in these incidences.