Distracted Driving Essay

2599 WordsDec 17, 201211 Pages
Distracted Driving Adam P. Siedlecki Batavia High School 1. Introduction and History The actions you do behind the wheel can cause serious injuries or kill someone. Distracted driving includes any activities you do behind the wheel that will take your attention off of the road. There are three types of distracted driving, Visual—taking your eyes off the road; Manual—taking your hands off the wheel; and Cognitive—taking your mind off what you are doing. These activities include; eating, drinking, reading, and most importantly, using their cell phone for either calling or texting (www.distraction.gov). While any of these distractions can endanger the driver and others, texting while driving is especially dangerous because it combines all three types of distraction. The government has done the very basic to stop distracted driving and that is creating laws to stop it. The New York Government has created a law that bans all cell phone use and any other portable electronic device use while driving. With the passing of the laws that restrict texting while driving there are supporters and people who oppose the law that are involved and also not involved in the government. Governor Andrew Cuomo supports the law that New York has against distracted driving. A non-government that supports the law is an AT&T campaign to stop texting while driving. A government related person that opposes texting while driving is Governor Andrew Cuomo. A non-government group that opposes the law of texting while driving is The National Motorists Association. There is controversy with the issue of texting while driving; Texting While Driving Meets the Fourth Amendment: Deterring Both Texting and Warrantless Cell Phone Searches (Gershowitz, 2012). The cost of texting while driving is that drivers that text while

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