* Running down the street, texting on his cell phone, struggling to keep his balance, the boy, an uncoordinated thirteen year old, tripped, his arm breaking as if it was a twig. * Walking into her room, watching her brother search through her drawers, the girl, an annoyed older sister, screamed at her brother as if she had just seen a murder. * Running out the back door, jumping towards the fence, watching other dogs walk by, the dog, a large golden retriever, barked, almost as if she was in danger. Bonus Round: Step One: The Car Crashed Step Two: Driving twenty miles over the speed limit, running the red light, hitting the ford truck in the middle of the intersection, the car crashed. Step Three: The car, a blue Honda Civic,
The car she is driving, some old blue bomb, is abandoned outside the drug testing office. She’s walking several miles a day to the drug court office because people who are unemployed or not in school have to put in hours cleaning up the place. Finally, in July 2006, Dawn uses drugs and knows she will get caught. She makes up a half-hearted story but, truly, she’s tired. Tired of being a failure.
It is towed away three days later. Casey's mother, Cindy Anthony, calls the police to arrest her daughter on suspicion of stealing the family car and money. She also tells them it smells like there has been a body in it. Casey is questioned. Tells police she has not seen caylee for more than 30 days.
The causes of the excessive fuel consumption and stalling would later be learned were caused by a heavy carburetor float. In May of 1972 the car was only 6 months old when Mrs. Gray set out to meet up with her husband in Barstow. Along for the ride was 13-year-old Richard Grimshaw. On the way, Mrs. Gray stopped for gasoline and proceeded on her way at 60-65 milers per hour. As she was approaching her exit, Mrs. Gray moved from the left lane to the middle lane.
The driver could lose control of the car due to technical problems or weather conditions, an accident could happen because of other driver’s fault, breaking driving laws could cause unsafe situations. Yet so many deaths could be avoided by doing something as simple as putting a seatbelt on when getting into the car. Laws is not something too many people care about, but it is illegal in most states to drive in a car without having a seatbelt on. Not wearing a seatbelt may injure and even kill the driver and the passengers in case of an accident. Also, not being buckled up may cause injuries and deaths to people different from the ones not following the rule.
An increasing number of studies show that driving while talking on a cellphone can be dangerously distracting. Yet most states have not banned handheld phones, and most have not banned all drivers from using hands-free devices. Some say cellphone bans are simply not enforceable. Others argue that drivers do all sorts of distracting things while driving, like eating, arguing with kids in the back seat and listening to music so it makes little sense to outlaw one activity. According to the president of the National Safety Council “talking on a cellphone while driving makes a person four times more likely to be in a crash, which has a much higher risk than most other distracting activities, it’s the cellphone conversation that diverts people’s attention from the road” (Froetscher 2).
It only takes a moment for a car to drift into another lane or off of the road and cause an accident. While some people are able to multitask, use a mobile phone, and drive at the same time, others cannot. When the focus is not on driving, speed limits are not honored, along with other driving duties, which can make other drivers aggressive. When receiving negative news on the mobile phone, it could cause someone to lose control of the vehicle. One young lady in the community was on her way to work, her mobile phone had fell in the passenger floor board, the phone rang, she reached down to get it, eyes off of the road for one second, she left the road, was thrown from her car, pinned against a tree, and is paralyzed from the waist down.
No matter how careful a driver you may be, when you do something else while driving, whether its drinking coffee, listening to music, scanning the GPS, or making a phone call, you endanger the people around you, and including yourself, because you are distracted from your driving. An accident needs only a couple microseconds to occur. Even though no state can ban people for changing radio stations or applying makeup while driving, all states can, and should, make it illegal to drive while talking on a cellular phone. Since the rise of popularity of cellphones in the past years, the number of accidents caused by people talking on their mobile devices has also increased. Whether they were in an argument, receiving a message, or simply dialing a number, they were momentarily distracted from the task of driving.
Some states have banned the use of use of cellphone use unless used with a hands free device and some states banned texting while driving. If all cell phone use is banned while driving, some accidents will not occur. Are accidents rates lower for drivers that do not use cell phones? We know that car accidents happen daily, caused by faulty equipment and weather. The truth of the matter is that sometimes accidents cannot be avoided, but if adding in a distraction such as cell phone use, it increases the accident rate.