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.
Texting while driving has become a major cause of accidents, especially among young drivers. When texting, you are too focused on your conversation instead of the road. This not only puts the driver of the vehicle is harms way; it creates an unsafe environment for all those in and around the automobile. Is a text message really that important? I highly believe that texting while driving should be illegal.
This helps to stop accidents because it removes distractions from a p-plate driver so they can focus solely on driving. Another danger P-plate drivers face while on the roads is their driving speed. If a driver is going too fast, they are not able to stop fast enough or pay enough attention while driving, which can cause accidents. The current p-plate laws are effective in reducing accidents through a drivers speed by introducing laws which limit p-plate drivers to the speed of 90km/h, as well as not allowing p-plate drivers to drive turbo or supercharged engines or have modifications in their engines. These p-plate laws are affective in reducing accidents on the road, because they reduce p-plate drivers to a low speed as well as slow cars.
People might not think anything by it when they are doing it and they don’t realize all the permanent damage they can cause. Overall no one should text while driving. Texting while driving can be deadly dangerous. It can be because when you are texting your eyes are off the road and not paying complete attention to what’s going on around you. You can run red lights or as simple as swerving off to the side into another vehicle.
Impaired and aggressive driving Impaired driving means operating any motor vehicle while you are impaired. Impaired driving can have serious consequences with safety and your driving record. Aggressive driving consiste on different behaviors, such as tailgating, speeding or not obeying right-of-ways. These two types of driving has serious consequences that can lead to injuries or other serious problems. Impaired driving can mean many things, such as driving under the influence or driving while you are over tired.
I found out I was wrong. It turns out I’m not unusual. Mary Johnson in her article “Cell Phones are Dangerous” argues that as statistics of cell phone use while driving goes up, so do accidents. According to Johnson, we should not use our phones while driving and should educate others not to use them either. Johnson gives statistics showing that talking on a cell phone is as dangerous as driving drunk.
Everyday simple tasks such as adjusting the radio, talking to someone else, or sending a quick text message can have deadly consequences if they are done while a person is driving. Drivers should always use caution and pay full attention to the road. They should reduce or avoid distractions in the car which interrupt careful driving. A very large number of accidents are caused by distracted driving, many of them fatal. Laws are being put into effect to penalize distracted drivers, but the drivers themselves are ultimately responsible when it comes to safety and responsibility while on the
Potential driving distractions include grooming, using your cell phone, eating and drinking, or even reading maps or adjusting the radio. Each day in the United States, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver. A Massachusetts teenager was sentenced to one year in prison, after he swerved into oncoming traffic and hit another vehicle head on, killing one person and seriously injuring another. He will also have his license suspended for 15 years. 69% of drivers reported they talk on their cell phones while driving.
Ethical Dilemma Everyday more people will operate a motor vehicle and drive senseless by being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated is operating a motor vehicle with blood levels of alcohol or drugs that excess of the state legal limit. When a person is under the influence he or she can put other drivers and oneself in danger that can lead to death or injuries. Usually, the offender is too impaired to think about the consequence on what can happen for any unforeseen incident. In some countries it is a criminal offense.
Rachel Shumate Mrs. Doss English 10 12/5/12 Why People Should Not Drive Drunk Every year 1.5 million people get pulled over for DWI (Driving While Intoxicated). One third of those people are repeat offenders, who even though they got pulled over once, go out and drive drunk again because they have no serious punishments (Curran, 1). Drunk drivers should be imprisoned on the first offense because they are endangering the lives of the other people around them. People who are arrested for DWIs are commonly known repeat offenders. About 1.5 million people get arrested for DUI (Driving under the Influence) each year (DeMichele, 1).