Texting While Driving

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Texting While Driving GENERAL PURPOSE: To Persuade SPECIFIC PURPOSE: At the end of my speech I hope my audience will agree that this is very dangerouse and sometimes deadly thing to do and take the pledge for a no phone zone in your vehicle. I.Introduction: A.Have you ever recieved a text while driving have you ever texted while driving. This is one of the most dangerouse things you can do. B. I don't talk or text on my cell phone while driving. C. The simple solution to prevent such dangerouse and sometimes tragic accidents. D.Statistics of the dangers on texting while driving, The reasons not to do it. Taking the pledge for a no phone zone. II. Body A. distraction from cell phone use while driving hand held or hands free extends a drivers reaction time. 1. just as much as having a blood alchohol level of the legal limit of .08 percent 2. This is equivelent to having 4 drinks and then getting behind the wheel. B. Drivers that text while driving are 4 times more likely to get into crashes serious enough to hurt themselves or someone else. 1. According to a study teenagers are more suseptible to car crashes and fatal road crashes. 2.One of the surprising statistics about texting while driving is that it is more dangerouse than driving under the influence of alcohol or marijuana. C. Considering the distraction of the driver in texting while driving, this activity keeps the driver involved in texting for around five seconds, which on a highway means a hundred yards. 1. while texting and driving the car crash can take place in about 2-3 seconds. 2. Thus reducing your reaction time substantially. D. Driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37 %. 1. driving while distracted is a factor in 25% of police reported crashes.

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