March 29, 2012 Texting While Driving Texting while driving is the act of reading, sending, or composing a text message while behind the wheel of an automobile. Texting while driving is becoming an increasing threat on the road, as texting is becoming an important part of American’s lives. If you think you’ve mastered the art of texting while driving, you’re wrong. Texting while driving severely decreases awareness, and makes it easier to be involved in an accident. Texting while driving has become a major cause of accidents, especially among young drivers.
People start to curse and get all infuriated. Also, I have seen car accidents from people just driving straight into the slow driver’s car. Safe driving rules state that the right lane is for slower moving vehicles and the left lane is the passing lane. You might think that this is just a belief and not reality but from outside research it’s awfully realistic. It’s such a problem that legislators are stepping in and trying to pass bills and laws.
These studies show how conversing uses different cognitive skills than other activities and takes up a human brain’s “bandwidth” (Novotney). She also makes another valid point that “Most people would not think of getting in a car with someone who has been drinking, but they do not have a problem getting in to a car with someone who is using their cell phone” (Novotney). The rising number of cell phone related auto accidents shows that this is a dangerous problem, yet many teens feel they can use their phones without it affecting their driving. Cell phone
Cell phone usage and texting while driving is growing tremendously in the United States. When it comes to driving, we have to be very careful because not only can we harm our lives but others as well. Texting has become a new rave to teenagers. Every time a teenager has a bit of free time, they start texting to find out about the latest gossip. This includes when driving as well.
You could have easily injured or killed someone else or yourself. On top of it all, you are to blame for causing the accident. The whole situation could have been avoided if you had waited until you reached your destination before looking at your phone. Distracted driving has become a serious problem within the past decade due to the prevalence of distractions such as portable music players, talking on cell phones, and text messaging. A split second glance away from the road is all it takes for disaster to strike while driving.
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience of the dangers of talking, texting and driving. C. Central Idea: Talking, Texting and Driving could Kill, cause you to loose a whole lot and cause undo pain to Motorist and Pedestrians. With technology on the rise daily more specifically cellphones there is an increased in the number of accidents due to distraction because of the use of cellphone while driving. Therefore government and legislature needs to pass laws to ban cell phone usage while driving nationwide. I.
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.
All of this technology is really hurting people and not actually helping them. Such as texting, and driving. People are so caught up in their phones that they don’t realize that you could lose your own life are take somebody else’s
(Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2010) Throughout this age, tees are going through many experiences and changes. Emotions are running wild, and stress and peer pressure can cause teens to make bad decisions such as drinking and driving. Teens tend to take more risks as they are easily influences by friends, the media, and their own emotions. (Loughry, 2004) Drinking and driving is another leading cause of fatal car accidents among adolescents. When teens drive after drinking alcohol, they are more likely than adults to be involved in a car accident, even when driving less alcohol than adults.
For example, it distracts a person while driving a car on a busy road, instead of focusing their attention to what is happening on the road, this person is busy texting, and this person causes a huge accident which ends up in the death of the three people just because he was using his cellphone while driving, in addition when people are on their cellphones while crossing the street and the light turns green on the side adjacent to the side of the street that they are crossing, because that person is so distracted by their electronic device they do not even notice that the light has changed, and they may end up getting hit and killed by a speeding car turning from that adjacent lane. Most importantly, it distracts the people from the reality of the world that they are living in today, in some cases I think it either clouds their mind or disillusions their thought process and/or the way they perceive society and that everything that they see in today’s world are as they seem. The second reason as to how electronic devices are harming society is by creating a problem where there otherwise was none before. One good example of this is by people using there electronic devices to go on Facebook and other social network sites and putting up illegal pictures of money that that particular person just robbed from a local bank. Which lead the