Texting while driving is irresponsible and extremely dangerous, not only to the driver texting, but to everyone close by. It only takes a second for a disaster to occur on the highways, and texting takes the driver's attention off the road for more than a second. Texting or calling while driving has the potential to cause a serious car accident that can have fatal results. Speaking on a cell phone is already illegal in many states. Texting while driving is even more dangerous.
You have to really smack someone upside the head for them to comprehend it. It makes no sense to ban something that cannot be enforced. Make cell phone use in general illegal while driving, or get rid of the law. Cells phones have become a part of everyday life for Americans. Regulate their usage.
Stop Texting & Driving Purpose: To persuade my audience to stop using their cell phones while driving a vehicle because it is irresponsible and extremely dangerous. Specific Purpose: Using a cell phone while driving is not only dangerous to you, but others on the road and is one of the top reasons today for car accidents. Attention Grabber: How many people here have texted while driving? I am like most people where I have texted while driving, but after I got into an accident a couple years back because I was distracted by texting, I rethought the level of importance of texting while driving. (show picture of my car) this is the result of what happened to me when I was texting on my way home from work a couple weeks ago.
Talking, Texting and Driving: A Deadly Distraction Kenneth Smith Professor Barry McCollough ENG-215 Research and Writing December 17, 2013 Concerns have been raised that use of a cellular phone while driving increases the risk of traffic collisions, property damage, injuries, and fatalities. A variety of groups, including the wireless communications industry and transportation safety groups, have initiated educational campaigns that encourage the prudent use of cellular phones while driving. These safety concerns have also led policymakers to consider whether the use of a cellular phone while driving should be regulated or even prohibited. Such bans, at least with respect of handheld phones by drivers, have already been enacted in
Distracted driving is one of the biggest causes of most accidents in Florida. Because text messaging requires viral, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver, it is the most alarming distraction. Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. Even though in Florida, talking on your cell phone while driving is legal, is can result in a traffic ticket if you break a road rule or cause an accident. Florida has a secondary law to ban texting on drivers.
Teens do not realize the danger of speeding. Not only can they kill or injure themselves, but they can also kill or injure other innocent drivers on the road. Another huge issue is using seat belts. A seatbelt is the single most effective safety device in your car. (Digest, 2008) Getting pulled over, getting a speeding ticket or even having a fender bender seems like the end of the world to teens, but fatality is the real issue.
New drivers already have a hard time on the road because they have just gotten their license and do not know how to drive as well. Adding cell phones would just create more of a problem for them which ends up creating more car crashes. As a citizen, we must not only protect our own lives but try to keep other citizens safe as well. Banning the use of cell phones while driving in the United States would help keep the citizens safe and help us reach our goal of create a good community. The banishment would keep our citizens safe from the harm of careless driving because of cell phones.
“At any given time during daylight hours in 2008, more than 800,000 vehicles were driven by someone using a hand-held cell phone. This explains why twenty five percent of all car accidents in the United Stated were caused by cell phone related distractions while operating a vehicle. A recent study shows that you are actually about eight times more like to be involved in an accident while talking on a cell phone, and four times more likely while texting, than you would be driving with a blood alcohol level of .08.” (http://www.edgarsnyder.com/car-accident/cell-phone/statistics.html). This just adds to the ridicule of using a cell phone while driving. If society and the laws are so against drinking and driving, why would they more then willingly allow and/or partake in an action that can be twice as deadly.
All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety, the main points of distracted driving were going to look at are those that involves: •Texting • Using a cell phone or Smartphone Nevertheless, it does not matter what you call the situation. It’s both dangerous and an uprising problem for the country. There is nothing wrong with texting, unless you make it the center of your life especially while you are operating a vehicle. When handling a vehicle, you are to give it your full and undivided attention. Cell Phones and Driving is a huge distraction among teenagers and many adults.
People forget why and where they are using their phone and very often make someone else’s life miserable. There are common everyday places where using a cell phone puts others lives in danger or significantly disrupts others and even our important conversations can not be excused. In a car, on a plane, or at school are very important examples of cell phone free zones. Many people believe that there is nothing wrong with having a conversation on the cell phone in a car, but they are wrong. Utah psychologists have made a clear warning against cell phone use while driving and stated: “Drivers on cell phones are as bad as drunks” (no name,Drews, Siegel & Strayer, 2006).