Stop Texting While Driving Persuasive Speech Outline

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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. I. Introduction A. Today I will persuade you into…show more content…
The great majority of people are constantly on their cell phones, whether they are at work, at home or even while they drive. b. In the past few years the number of cell phones and cell phone users has dramatically increased. B. If you don’t think that texting and driving in America is a serious issue, then you need to visit the National Safety Council website, and check out their information on distracted driving. 1. 930,000 death cause of mobile technology [Before we figure out how to solve it, you may ask yourself, ”What’s the harm in texting while driving?”] II. Problem: Texting while driving is a huge distraction and takes your attention away from the road. 1. The facts behind Texting while driving. 1. The risk of a crash is 23.2% greater when texting while driving, vs. a non-distracted driver (Texting while driving statistics) 2. Longest duration of eyes of road times is roughly 4.6 seconds per 6 seconds. The equals driving the length of a football field without looking at the road. 3. Texting while driving is can be more dangerous than driving while intoxicated a. You are distracted the same

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