Teen Driving Project: Texting and Driving Essay

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Texting and driving is a huge problem for teen drivers because everywhere you go, everywhere you look you constantly see teens on their phones texting or playing games… This makes it extremely difficult to pay attention to what’s going on around you, especially while driving. Texting while your behind the wheel of a car, even if your only at a stop light is still extremely dangerous… for example if your texting while at a red light and you see the guy next to you move forward a little then who’s to say that you don’t mistake it as the light turning green and move to go past the light only to get into a wreck? Texting while driving doesn’t only put you in danger but others around you in danger as well… We don’t exactly think much about what the consequence to our action is when we do it but there is still a consequence to everything we do in life. Cell phone use while driving is known to have been the reason for at least 2,600 deaths and 330,000 injuries in the United States a year… The NHTSA estimate that if you are talking or using a phone while driving that your accident risk goes up by 300 percent. According to the AAA’s survey of teen drivers, 46 percent of the teen’s text message while driving and 51 percent talk on cell phones while driving. Organizations trying to prevent texting and driving are TOADD and PDDA. TOADD educates students and other people who drive about the dangers of texting while behind the wheel by using demonstrations and lessons while PDDA helps educate and increase awareness of the dangers of texting and driving, to provide technology to young drivers that will prevent texting and driving, and to get a commitment from you that you will never text while driving. There are probably a ton more organizations that I could list but I think that would take way to long and I would most likely start to stray from my topic, which is why texting and

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