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Can A Public Service Announcement (PSA) help reduce the number of distracted driving incidents? PART ONE. 1. Claim: Public Service Announcements present real life stories, experiences and advice to an audience and that is why they are more helpful for reducing the number of distracted driving incidents. 2. Counterclaim I Will Refute: Public Service Announcements will not help reduce distracted driving incidents due to the fact that many people may be in denial that it would happen to them or they may want to hear it from the state or government to be sure that it will really cause an incident to occur. PART TWO. Primary Sources | Secondary Sources | 1. PewResearchCenter,2009“Teens and Distracted Driving” (Madden, Lenhart) | 1. Mary Madden and Amanda Lenhart, “Teens and Distracted Driving,” Pew Internet & American Life Project, November 16, 2009. | 2. Preusser Research Group, 2011-12.”National Phone Survey on Distracted Driving Attitudes and Behavior” (Tison, Cosgrove). | 2. Tison, J., Chaudhary, N., & Cosgrove, L. (2011, December). National phone survey on distracted driving attitudes and behaviors. (Report No. DOT HS 811 555). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. | PART THREE. Distracted driving has become a controversial issue among teenage drivers recently. With the advancement and easy availability of technology, like text messaging, smart phones, loud music and social media, there has been an increase in traffic related deaths, due to distracted teenage drivers. In overcoming this, Public Service Announcements will be used to open the eyes of distracted drivers,

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