If I could create a new law it would be no texting or calling while driving. Texting while driving can be very dangerous, and has already resulted in the deaths and injuries of countless numbers of drivers. Calling while driving has also had many of the same results as texting while driving which is why I think that should not be allowed as well. This new law should be passed because drivers will be less distracted, it could save many lives, and it would be safer for everyone. Texting or calling while driving can be one of the most dangerous distractions, and the could both lead to death or injury.
De Soto list several fatal and non-fatal accidents cases from New York to Washington State from texting while driving. De Soto states this is one the most dangerous epidemics on today’s highway, more dangerous than drunk driving. De Soto states that of the 21 states in America that have passed laws on texting while driving, only Alaska and Utah have fines that match the same fines as drunk driving. Most texting while driving laws are “lax” on penalties. De Soto states that the penalties for texting while driving should bring significant monetary fines, points on offenders record and loss of driving privileges like that of drunk driving laws.
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.
As you are diving down the road on your way to work or school, you feel your cell phone buzzing away in your pocket. You pull out the phone to see who is calling or sending you a text message. Unbeknownst to you, the driver in front of you slams on their brakes as the stoplight turns red. In the blink of an eye, you have slammed into the rear of the car in front of you, causing serious damage. You could have easily injured or killed someone else or yourself.
Hundreds of teenagers and adults across the nation reach for their phones and decide to text while driving. They are making the decision that at that moment a text message is more important than their lives A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get in a crash where as a drunk driver is 13 times more likely to get into a crash. Texting while driving delays reaction time, increases risk of serious injury, and brain power is decreased by 40 percent. Something as simple as a text message can decrease your reaction time. Laboratory simulation studies generally concur that using a cell phone does slow reaction times and degrades tracking abilities.
Stop Texting & Driving Purpose: To persuade my audience to stop using their cell phones while driving a vehicle because it is irresponsible and extremely dangerous. Specific Purpose: Using a cell phone while driving is not only dangerous to you, but others on the road and is one of the top reasons today for car accidents. Attention Grabber: How many people here have texted while driving? I am like most people where I have texted while driving, but after I got into an accident a couple years back because I was distracted by texting, I rethought the level of importance of texting while driving. (show picture of my car) this is the result of what happened to me when I was texting on my way home from work a couple weeks ago.
Texting while driving is just as dangerous as driving drunk or high. It can put your own you safety in jeopardy. Every time you text while driving your putting your life at risk and whoever around you life’s at risk. The people around you can be affected by you texting and driving. You can hit their car and permanently hurt them and if you don’t get hurt then you will have a huge lawsuit on your hands for that person’s health care and car damage.
Texting while driving is a highly controversial issue, and the people involved are concerned with delayed reaction times, causing more car accidents, and insurance liability. Drivers are taught to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel. But it is very common to see people, especially younger people, trying to drive while glancing down at a cell phone or in some cases not watching the road at all. Michael Austin’s study “Texting While Driving: How Dangerous Is It?” states that a person’s reaction time while texting and driving is three times worse than it is if the person has been drinking. Statistics have indicated that over 6,000 deaths and well over half a million injuries have occurred due to drivers using cell phones in 2011 alone.
1. A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into an accident than a non-texting driver . 2. The risk of crashing while text messaging and driving is more than double that of talking on a cell phone. B. Texting behind the wheel is more dangerous than driving while intoxicated or under the influence of marijuana.
All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety, the main points of distracted driving were going to look at are those that involves: •Texting • Using a cell phone or Smartphone Nevertheless, it does not matter what you call the situation. It’s both dangerous and an uprising problem for the country. There is nothing wrong with texting, unless you make it the center of your life especially while you are operating a vehicle. When handling a vehicle, you are to give it your full and undivided attention. Cell Phones and Driving is a huge distraction among teenagers and many adults.