Texting while Driving Essay

Submitted By gomezda
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Imagine this, it’s a beautiful day for a drive, the sun is out, windows rolled down, the music playing on softly, just a perfect day. Then a phone rings and decided to look down, just briefly, quick enough to remove the eye from the road. Bam! The vehicle collides with another vehicle causing a collision. There are injured people all around, in the car and on the streets. One split second off the road may take a 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 are promotions of these laws, by insurance companies and organizations, on TV to be a safer driver and to have a safer trip. These promotions are great; it has made people be aware of the laws, know the dangers, and to learn the consequences. Now, a new law of texting while driving has raised many questions. This law proposes that if there is an accident and the person is discover to be texting while driving will be prosecuted, and to charge the person at the other end of the phone. Is this law just? The driver and the other person were the ones who committed the crime, but the other person was there in spirit. Charging the person at the other end of the phone when not being in the accident is not right. Well, it depends because the person, not driving, has no control over the driver’s actions. Therefore, the person should not be liable, right. But what if, the person knew he was driving, and continue texting him without worry about his safety. The driver is then is persuaded to text back. And once hearing or feeling the phone go on and off, people are programmed to answer it right away. It’s a temptation to know whose texting or what the reply is because hearing or feeling the phone goes on and off is a guessing game. As a result, the driver’s actions are persuaded to text and drive.
Therefore, the person, not driving, is charge for knowing he was driving and not stopping the conversation. Instead, the person encouraged him to text back. It’s wrong to continue to text a driver after knowing he is driving, it shows that a person does not care about the safety of others. Now, the person, not driving, has no control over the driver’s actions. This is true because this person does not know whether or not he is driving, and then should not be liable. It’s the driver’s fault for not telling the person that he was driving; he should have had his phone on silent or until it was a safe and appropriate time to text back. Unless, his phone…