Persuasive Essay On Texting And Driving

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Imagine you are behind the wheel of your vehicle, driving and your phone goes off because you just received a text message and you decide to grab your phone really quick read it and respond to the text message because you do this all the time and nothing has ever happened before and boom you just hit a vehicle. You ran a red light because you weren’t paying attention to the road and your attention was on your cell phone replying to a text message. Now you hear sirens, and emergency vehicle lights, people are screaming, and there is blood everywhere all because you were texting and driving. Texting and driving is a very serious matter in our society today and with technology advancing everyday it looks like this matter is just going to get worse. Texting and driving is six times more dangerous than driving while intoxicated. Texting and driving is very dangerous you are not just putting your life in danger you are also putting other drivers lives in danger. Texting and driving is something that is done every day and even though there are laws in most states banning texting and driving it’s still being done. The laws aren’t stopping people from texting and driving so what needs to be done so drivers stop and just how exactly dangerous is…show more content…
Your reaction and control is reduced when you are texting while driving why would you want to do something that reduces your reaction and control more than drinking and driving? There are studies proving that when you text and drive you are more likely to crash. That right there should make drivers want to stop texting and driving. “Studies have found that texting while driving reduces reaction and control times even more than drinking and driving. At least one study found that drivers who text are 23 times more likely to crash relative to non-distracted drivers” (Quisenberry, 2014, p.
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