not sufficient to punish offenders. No one can deny that cell phones have caused traffic deaths Daly uses a clear topic sentence. and injuries. Cell phones were implicated in three fatal accidents in November 1999 alone. Early in November, two-year-old Morgan Pena was killed by a driver distracted by his cell phone.
Holden narrates that he smashed windows of the garage and cars, and he literally lost it. His family was also trying to get him psychoanalyzed because of his actions. After leaving Mr. Antolinin’s house, Holden goes to the train station. He reads a magazine over there and says, “The magazine said that if you had any sores in your mouth that didn’t heal pretty quickly, it was a sign that you probably had cancer. I’d had this sore on my the inside of my lip for about two weeks.
Another accident involved a Ford Explorer driven by Victor Rodriguez from Laredo, Texas. The Firestone tire shredded off while Victor was driving. His car flipped and Mr. Rodriguez’s 10 year old son Mark Anthony died at the crash site. On February 7, 2000, Anne Werner, a reporter at KHOU-TV, in Houston, TX, introduced Cynthia Jackson, who described how her husband of a year and a half had died and how her own legs were amputated above the knee because their Ford Explorer fitted with the original Firestone Radial ATX tires flipped after the front tire came apart1. Firestone later reprimanded Robert W. Dechrd, CEO of A.H. Bello Corporation (owners of KHOU) and Peter Diaz, President and General Manager of KHOU, for airing the story which, according to them, “contained falsehoods and misrepresentations that improperly disparage Firestone and, its product, the Radial ATX model tire”2.
Even today, one in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime. Our children share the road with an estimated 2 million drivers who have had three or more prior drunk driving offenses (MADD). There should never be a question about refraining from driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. You not only put your life at risk but you risk the lives of others. What if you witness a friend that has been drinking and/or doing drugs attempting to get behind the wheel of a car would you let him or her or would you do everything in your power to stop him or her?
Why I Am Choosing to Become a Paralegal My great and glorious career never manifested. After obtaining a degree in English, I spent years working in unfulfilling jobs that did not play to my strengths. No matter how many questions I asked during the interview, I somehow managed to find positions where there were either no real growth opportunity or serious, internal company problems. I knew I would one day go back to school for some type of more specialized training; however, being a person of diverse interests, I could not decide which interest would sustain me in the long run. The solution to my career crisis came in an unexpected way.
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He was determined to continue playing basketball. On November 12, 1976, as Terry Fox was driving home , he became distracted by nearby bridge construction, and crashed into the back of a pickup truck. While his car was left undriveable, Fox emerged with only a sore right knee. He again felt pain in December, but chose to ignore it until the end of basketball season. By March 1977, the pain had intensified and he finally went to a hospital, where he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of cancer that often starts near the knees.Terry Fox believed his car accident weakened his knee and left it vulnerable to the disease, though his doctors argued there was no connection.
Another motorist stops to help and tells you, “I was behind your car for a few miles, I saw the whole thing happen. Your vehicle flipped 2 times, landed on its’ top and skidded for several feet.” This scenario actually happened to me in 1996 near Boise, Idaho. What I didn’t know was the reason my friend had fallen asleep at the wheel was because he was drunk also. He’d had several shots over the course of the night and hadn’t bothered to tell me before we started our trip home. He not only put his life in danger but mine as well.
The Prevalence of Texting While Driving among Teenagers It had been a tragedy when Taylor Sauer, an eighteen-year-old driver has been reported dead in a car crash in early March this year. (MSNBC.com) Taylor was driving home with one hand on the steering wheel, the other on her cell phone, texting away with a friend via Facebook. The next thing she knew, her car crashed into a tanker truck at 80 miles per hour, and she lost her life right away. Ironic enough, when her phone records were retrieved later, her last message happened to be "I can't discuss this right now. Driving and facebooking is not safe!
Here’s why…..a few months ago in Houston, Texas five children were drowned when their car veered off the road and down and embankment into the Green Bayou River. The driver of the car was the father of the five children. The reason for his reckless driving…….he was distracted because he answered an incoming cell phone call. This tragic accident could have been prevented if the father had simply ignored his phone when it was ringing. Accidents such as this are happening more frequently because people are talking and texting on their cell phones rather than paying attention to the road.