YES.” I even feel more confident in my opinion that there should be a law that bans texting while driving. Texting while driving is a very risky and dangerous business that can even put the driver’s life and the lives of the people around them in danger. It distracts you from driving by not keeping your eyes on the road and your hands off the wheel in which it puts you in a dangerous predicament. McCarthy points out in her article, “I firmly believe that there is a time and place to be texting, but one situation where there is no excuse to be manipulating a hand-held device is while operating a moving vehicle” (2). I agree with this quote completely.
Using cell phones while driving have many advantages, but people are trying to take that freedom away. B. Since the use of cell phones has become more common practice, accidents on the roads have increased in number. C. D. Important calls may need to be made, it is impractical to not talk on the phone at all when you are driving, and if you can’t multitask then you should not be driving at all. III.
This would decrease the number of accidents a great deal. When every state passes legislation on cell phones the roads will be safer. People need to take the time and make phone calls either parked, or before or after going to their next location. Society also needs to understand that text messaging may be convenient but the message cannot be so important that it cannot wait 10-15 minutes before being answered. There are thousands of car accidents because the operator is not paying attention to the road; when a car suddenly breaks it just takes a second to notice, and if you as a driver is choosing to be on
It's a pretty common discussion among just about everybody, mostly teenagers. Although most teenagers are going to be against the idea because they haven’t drove yet and are anxious, most adults would like to see different actions taken on young drivers. Should the legal driving age be raised to 18? The main reason most people think the age should be raised is that it would reduce automobile accidents and fatalities. Accidents are caused by multi-tasking, Teens are easily distracted while driving by cell phones, the radio or even something simple as a friend talking to you.
Why are obeying the rules of the road so important? Obeying the rules of the road, just like the rules of anywhere else, is important for your safety and the ease of everything. Imagine the United States, or any country with a lot of cars, without the rules to the roads. First of all, young kids would be taking their parents cars out and just driving around, even if they cannot see over the steering wheel. That isn’t very safe.
No other inputs for speed or direction are needed. The problems related with automobiles are not the machines but the people who operate them. Many drivers do not have a solid attention span nor do they have the capabilities that can support being distracted while driving. Computers never get tired, drunk, angry with fits of road rage, nor do they make poor judgment decision once programed with proven logic. Distracted driving is the primary cause of collisions, high insurance rates, serious injuries and even deaths while driving.
And hopefully, once seeing how cruel and real life can be, people can acknowledge the idea that the PSA brings and will convince them to be more careful while driving. Thus, leading to less accidents. On the other hand, there are many cases where teenagers or adults are driving using cell phones, or any other distractions, and this does not result in an accident for them. And some people may argue that the PSA is fake, and that it may mean nothing to them because they don’t know the people it happened to. I know there are many
When Julie stepped into her car just eleven minutes earlier, she did not expect to kill an entire family. She was not drunk, high, or using her cell phone, but she was, in fact, impaired. Driving while overly emotional falls into the same category as driving while drunk, high, or texting; it is a serious driving impairment. It can affect your vision, your judgement, and it can alter your usual safe driving habits. Most people do not know that driving while overly emotional is an impairment, which makes it all the more scary because driving while emotional is not only dangerous, but it can be fatal.
Texting has become the number one distraction while operating a vehicle. According to most adults, teens view themselves as being invincible which would make them non attentive to a PSA regarding the subject of distracted driving. The law in Florida states that texting and driving is illegal, but most of today's youth chooses to disregard that law. By properly informing the adolescence about how risky and dangerous this act is, we can help reduce the amount of accidents caused from distracted driving. One reason a Public Service Announcement serves as an effective means for awareness against distracted driving is because of the impact that social media has a on today's society making it very beneficial for attracting attention to the subject.
It has been argued that texting while driving should not be banned because it is just as distracting as eating, putting on make-up, or listening to music while driving. Most people do a lot of these activities, but do they measure up to texting while driving? Although, texting while driving is considered in category of car distraction, it is a more dangerous activity than the rest. The Editors say “Talking on a cellphone while driving makes a person four times more likely to be in a crash” (NY Times paragraph 4). Moreover, the chat on the cellphone is what distracts people.