You can run red lights or as simple as swerving off to the side into another vehicle. Texting while driving can cause many accidents. The accidents can end by you permanently damaging yourself or even killing yourself just by trying to text even a couple words. While driving and trying to send a text can take you 4.6 seconds looking at the phone and in that time it covers a whole football field when going 55mph. Texting while driving is one of the most deadly dangerous things you can do even if it doesn’t seem like it.
The documentary “From One Second To The Next” by Werner Herzog shows the tragedy of a few people who was involved in a car accident. Texting and driving is obviously not a good idea so why do people still choose to do it? This documentary both shows and tells about how fast texting and driving can change someone’s life. The fact that you can kill someone should make people not want to drive and text. “According to U.S. Department of Transportation statistics, 3,331 people were killed and 387,000 more injured in crashes involving a distracted driver in 2011” (Herzog, 2011).
Stopping distances for an email have been discovered, that it takes thirty-six feet to come to a complete stop. Sending text messages adds seventy feet to come to a complete stop. Texting while driving not only puts you at risk for harm to yourself. You can run red lights; you can respond incorrectly to a road sign or not see it all, which could cause a collision. Especially texting at night is severely dangerous due
December 8, 2011 Special Amish Buggy Lanes Picture yourself, going 45 miles per hour up a hill in beautiful Lancaster County and at the crest you decide to speed up to make it over, when all of a sudden you rear end into an Amish Buggy occupied by an Amish couple. In doing so, the impact would kill both the couple and the horse at that speed. Four primary types of horse and buggy crashes were identified among the reported 76 crashes in the PennDOT crash database of 2006: rear ending a forward moving buggy, motorists passing a buggy, buggy drivers attempting to cross or enter a main road, and a buggy driver attempting a left turn off the main road. Lancaster County should create and build special lanes for Amish buggies because it is dangerous for both Amish and motorists to travel in the same lane. The Amish are a group of Christian church fellowships that form a subgroup of the Mennonite churches.
As she was approaching her exit, Mrs. Gray moved from the left lane to the middle lane. Shortly after the move, the car stalled, coasted, and came to a stop. A car traveling behind Mrs. Gray was able to maneuver its way around the car; however, another car coming behind was unable to avoid hitting the car. A 1962 Ford Galaxie collided with the Pinto at a speed of 28 to 37 miles per hour. At impact, the Pinto caught fire and the interior of the car was engulfed in flames.
According to the witness, the sentry fired at least five rounds at the truck. Sentry Box Smashed But it did no good. The truck broke down the gate and then swerved around a blast wall of sandbags about 15 feet in front of the building entry. According to the witnesses quoted by Major Jordan, another marine threw himself in front of the truck, but to no avail. Now the truck was moving even faster, said Major Jordan, and the only thing between it and the building was the sentry box at the front door.
In a 3 second moment that seemed to move in slow motion, I grabbed the wheel tight, and then blacked out upon impact with the truck. I remember yelling very loudly out loud to myself expletives I’d never spoken before. I actually recall the Chevy hood ornament before we hit, head-on. The truck and the car were totaled in 3 seconds. The driver, although he saw me, could do nothing to avoid me.
Cause and Effect of Drivers A car is necessary in the daily lives, but it's extremely dangerous when we use it. According to statistics: automobile accidents are attributed to 37.5% of accidental deaths in the United States, making them the country's leading cause of accidental deaths. A journalist wrote "Teens, Cars, Cell phones. The mix is as combustible as gas, fire and oxygen. And the result can be just as deadly” .Most cases, accidents are caused by children under the age 16 driving, drinking while driving, or taking on the phone and text messaging while driving.
In rare cases; allergic reactions may occur from alveolitis which is the inflammation of the lung. Can cause fever, breathlessness, dry coughing and aching muscles and joints. Traffic - Traffic can hold many various hazards. For example, if you trying to cross a busy road, there is a high risk of injury as drivers may not see the individual crossing or isn’t paying enough attention to the environment around him. If someone is driving long distance, it is required for them to have regular breaks otherwise it increases the chance of an accident that may cause injury or worse.
There are also many under age drivers on the road that makes driving on the road more dangerous for them and anyone driving that day. A lot of people also die because they drive while intoxicated I would have to say that’s one of the most cause of death each year. Talking on the phone is one of the most dangerous habits because you’re not always concentrated on the road. Talking on the phone while driving is prohibited because you can get into a car wreck or make some get into one or hit someone and can cause severe injury or death. It is very prohibited to talk on the phone in school areas because there is a lot of kids walking to school or getting off of their parents vehicles to walk into school and you can hit them and severely injure them or even cause death.