Danger is a Call Away Distracted driving is a major cause of automobile accidents. Cell phones play a heavy role in this increasing issue, but there are many other activities that pull one’s attention away from driving. In definition, distracted driving is an action in which one takes their focus away from driving. In most cases it’s cell phone use, but common things like makeup, shaving, and eating are forms of distracted driving. In order to understand what distracted driving is and how to prevent it, one must know the causes and effects, but more importantly the prevention of this reoccurring issue.
Texting While Driving DeVry University Prewriting What is your narrowed topic? Be detailed in your answer. You can use any of the versions you’ve developed for prior assignments. My narrowed topic is about texting while driving. Texting while driving is dangerous not only to us but everyone.
1.being too emotional 2.not having self-control 3.not paying attention Describe three characteristics of safe drivers. 1.Being careful 2.making good decision 3. paying attention Describe three driver errors that could cause a collision. 1. reckless driving 2.bad decision making 3.drunk driving How will this information affect you as a driver now and in the future? (2-3 sentences) · This information affects me as a driver in the future by helping me learn different things about driving to keep me safe. For example, paying attention to my surroundings and having
Ethically the consequences of using a cell phone while driving are guilt, and embarrassment depending on the circumstances. If someone gets into an accident because he or she was using a cell phone while driving, and someone else is hurt, he or she would have to deal with both legal, and ethical
Dangerous Driving Habits The majority of traffic accidents are caused by dangerous driving habits aquired and practiced by drivers. A recently new dangerous habit is the use of a cell phone while driving, but the most dangerous driving habit is driving after consuming alcohol. Another habit that many people tend to have but don’t view as dangerous is listening to music while driving. It’s imperative that drivers understand these issues need to be taken seriously. The statistics continue to rise, but if we would take time to think about the lives being put in danger, perhaps we wouldn’t allow ourselves to be so heavily distracted.
In recent commercials that I have seen, “No text is worth losing your life!” A lot can happen in that few seconds that you take your eyes off the road just to check a message. Texting while driving is like drunk driving if not probably worse than that. When you are drunk driving your focus on driving is tampered with and in which you’re not giving full attention on the road. When texting while driving you even have less of a
The risks of texting while driving are often unrealized, because it has not stopped drivers from sending a “quick” text from behind the wheel. People often assume that driving under the influence is the most threatening car distraction; however, studies prove that
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
Texting While Driving Many accidents are blamed on distracted driving and most of the distractions are caused by cell phone usage. However, some opponents feel that creating a law against cell phone use infringes their personal rights. Others think that banning someone from using their cell phone is equivalent to telling someone that they can’t adjust their radio or talk to someone else in their car. However, using a cell phone, whether talking or texting, while driving can be extremely dangerous; it should be made illegal because it is very hazardous to yourself and the people surrounding you. It can lead to the death of loved ones, and can be compared to the same level of danger as drunk driving.
In a controlled study conducted by the University of Utah, the performance of drivers operating cell phones, both hand-held and hands-free, was compared to the driving performance of an individual legally intoxicated. A driving simulator was used to replicate a 24 mile multi-lane interstate. The drivers followed a pace care that would simulate situations where drivers would either have to stop or slow down based on the pace cars actions. The result of the study showed that cell phone drivers may be more susceptible to accidents than legally intoxicated individuals. When using a cell phone, drivers caused more rear-end accidents and reaction times for braking increased.