6,000 deaths and half a million injuries are caused every year by distractThese drivers, teens and adults, are distracted by everyday things such as eating, music, people, and cell phones. Texting and driving has presented itself as a serious issue that can lead to disastrous events. The most serious consequence of texting and driving is death. The death of someone causes a lot of pain and heartache for many people. It can also be a traumatic life changing experience for the person who was responsible for the death. Young adults, aged sixteen to twenty, are the age group who are responsible for these deaths. Most young adults don’t realize that texting and driving is more dangerous than even driving under the influence. Another consequence of texting and driving is breaking the law. In the state of Texas, as well as many other states across the nation, there is a ban on all cell phone use for bus and regular drivers. A cell phone cannot even be in hand while driving. If a person is caught with a cell phone it is considered reckless driving. Reckless driving can be punished with a fine and up to 90 day s in jail. Lastly texting and driving is simply distracting. A driver should be fully aware and alert of the road and other drivers around him. A car is considered heavy machinery and many people disregard that a car can cause serious damage. A driver’s reaction time is decreased at least 35% when texting and driving. In addition when holding a cell…
Texting While Driving
Texting while driving has already claimed the lives of several people across the country. In Los Angeles in 2008, a commuter train conductor was texting when he ran through a red light. The train collided with a freight train, injuring 135 people and killing 24, including the conductor (Haber). In Marion County, Florida, a 30-year-old man was texting while driving and crashed into the back of a stopped school bus, pushing it more than 200 feet forward. The bus burst into flames…
lunches instead of dreading their school lunch if they don’t like it. It will put students in a better mood throughout the day and create a better working and learning environment for both teachers and students.
Many students in rural area would be driving during lunch if they were allowed off campus. Lunch is usually only forty-five minutes and with such a short lunch period students would be more likely to rush to get back to school. When drivers are stressed out and rushing to be somewhere they tend…
the leading cause of traffic accidents of which texting while driving is considered the most dangerous part of using a cellphone. A quarter of all car crashes involve cellphone use, according to estimates by the National Safety Council — 723,000 crashes so far this year. Texting on a handheld device while driving is illegal in 41 states; calling is banned in 12(Guzman, 2013, Para5). Several things are thought to be correlated with texting and driving. Some examples include Risk taking, disregarding…
Texting While Driving Is
Driving skill is measurably
impaired by text-messaging.
Writing text messages creates a
significantly greater impairment
than reading text messages, but
both are harmful
Texting Drivers in the
A 17-year-old texting driver in New York state
swerved into oncoming traffic and hit a truck
head-on, killing herself and her four
A texting California train engineer was
involved in the…
person life away.
It’s common knowledge that texting while driving is a bad idea, but what happens to the
person sending the text to someone who is behind the wheel.
Texting while driving is a bad idea but everyone nowadays does it. It does not
seem important because even the enforcer, such as the police do it too while on the job.
The importance of these laws has been forgotten. But now, there have been many
accidents of texting while driving, especially in the younger generation. Now, there…
Texting While Driving
Everyday someone around the world is affected by texting while driving, whether it is a commuter who is exhausted after a long day at work or a passenger alongside their friend hoping to get home quick enough to catch their favorite television show. Most people are unaware of the fact that most car crashes that are not a result of alcohol or drug use are because of cellular devices. If a driver is texting while behind the wheel of a motorized vehicle it clearly shows…
Principles of Public Speaking
Why banning the use of cell phones while driving should be mandatory nationwide
I want to persuade my audience to stop using their cell phones
while driving a vehicle because it is extremely irresponsible and dangerous.
Using a cell phone while driving is dangerous to yourself and others on
the road and is one of the top reasons for car accidents.
Attention Grabber: Play Youtube video. Now many of us see these type of…
and level of safety. In today’s society cell phone are being used for texting and talking while driving. The state of Alabama is ranked 3rd in nation for texting while driving (State ranks 3rd for texting while driving). There are only six’s states that have passed laws against driving while using a cell phone California, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Washington and Virginia (Cell Phone and Texting Laws) . Driving while using a cell phone is precarious because it cause accident, injuries…
Texting while driving should be banned for all drivers because it causes many accidents that could be avoided, it’s a waste of money and time. When an accident occurs, this is because there is a driver who is not being careful and decided to take his eyes off the road and into his phone. For his mistake, he crashed into an innocent family where the pregnant mother died. This accident could of been avoided if the driver kept his eyes on the road. His decision lead the fire department, the ambulance…
Texting and Driving
Texting while driving is a big problem in our world today, one out of every four accidents
is caused by texting while driving. There are approximately two hundred and fifty
thousand Americans who text while driving. According to the National Safety Council,
there are about one point six million crashes a year caused by texting while driving.
Drivers of automobiles should be restricted from using cellular devices while operating a…