YES.” I even feel more confident in my opinion that there should be a law that bans texting while driving. Texting while driving is a very risky and dangerous business that can even put the driver’s life and the lives of the people around them in danger. It distracts you from driving by not keeping your eyes on the road and your hands off the wheel in which it puts you in a dangerous predicament. McCarthy points out in her article, “I firmly believe that there is a time and place to be texting, but one situation where there is no excuse to be manipulating a hand-held device is while operating a moving vehicle” (2). I agree with this quote completely.
Talking, Texting and Driving: A Deadly Distraction Kenneth Smith Professor Barry McCollough ENG-215 Research and Writing December 17, 2013 Concerns have been raised that use of a cellular phone while driving increases the risk of traffic collisions, property damage, injuries, and fatalities. A variety of groups, including the wireless communications industry and transportation safety groups, have initiated educational campaigns that encourage the prudent use of cellular phones while driving. These safety concerns have also led policymakers to consider whether the use of a cellular phone while driving should be regulated or even prohibited. Such bans, at least with respect of handheld phones by drivers, have already been enacted in
It was estimated that only 2% of drivers are able to successfully multitask while driving, which sheds light on how rare it is for a person to be able to drive well while being distracted by a cell phone. When speaking or texting on a cell phone our brain is choosing to pay attention to the conversation at the expense of being less able to drive correctly. Even though there is plenty of evidence of the dangers of cell phones, the habits of drivers are not changing. Many concerned persons think that more drastic measures should be taken to minimize driver distraction. This article is very useful in the way that it presents many cons to texting while driving.
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.
Tombeaker Mrs. gray American Literature 20 September 2011 Distractions While Driving While safety may be first in most people’s mind, it is typically last on our to-do lists. If you are concerned for your safety while driving you should avoid texting and talking on your cell phone, talking to passengers, eating and drinking, getting ready, and being a DJ. These five everyday bad habits while driving can be life threatening and by refraining from them you can save your self from the risk of a deadly accident. First on the list is texting and talking on the phone. Texting and talking on the phone can be dangerous and affect your driving by causing you to concentrate on the person you are talking to rather than the road.
New drivers already have a hard time on the road because they have just gotten their license and do not know how to drive as well. Adding cell phones would just create more of a problem for them which ends up creating more car crashes. As a citizen, we must not only protect our own lives but try to keep other citizens safe as well. Banning the use of cell phones while driving in the United States would help keep the citizens safe and help us reach our goal of create a good community. The banishment would keep our citizens safe from the harm of careless driving because of cell phones.
Our decision is to implement a no texting/talking while driving policy effective immediately. According to the concept of social responsiveness, we will be enacting a proactive strategy. This strategy is us trying to prevent an accident from ever occurring (Williams, p. 75). The safety of our sales representatives is critical to the success of the company as we drive all over the region to deliver product and generate new business. According to www.nationwide.com/newsroom/dwd-facts-figures.jsp, drivers that use cell phones are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves (NHTSA, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety).
Kathryn Schwaebler AC0414615 SP180.0.2 Principles of Public Speaking Assignment 6_06 Organizing and Outlining Your Speech Date of Submission 06/01/2013 Title: Why banning the use of cell phones while driving should be mandatory nationwide A) General Purpose: To inform the audience about how unsafe it is to drive a car while texting or talking On your cell phone. B) Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience to think about the dangers of driving while using your Cell phone. C) Central Idea: Banning the use of cell phones while driving should be brought to the attention of both the House and the senate. I Introduction A. Did you know that talking or texting on your cell phone is dangerous?
Many people argue that texting or talking does not affect their driving. They truly believe they are good enough at multitasking that using their phone while driving will not influence their performance. This, however, is a common misconception. Recent studies have proven that it is hardly even possible to multitask at using a phone while driving. In fact, only about two percent of drivers can successfully multitask.
You have to really smack someone upside the head for them to comprehend it. It makes no sense to ban something that cannot be enforced. Make cell phone use in general illegal while driving, or get rid of the law. Cells phones have become a part of everyday life for Americans. Regulate their usage.