While driving, adults and teenagers cannot resist the urge to pick up their cell phone and send a text or respond to one, as soon as the driver’s eyes meet their cellular device; their focus on the road is drawn away. In 2009, 5474 lives were taken and 448,000 people got injured from car accidents from being distracted while driving says the “Outlawing Text Messaging While Driving: Legislators in Several States Respond to Safety Concerns”U.S. News and World Report Article. The lives of innocent people are being taken every day due to a simple distraction. Car crashes are four more times more common to take place while the driver is on their mobile device over any other causes.
Pro Banning Cell Phones While Driving Every year thousands of people are killed in car accidents, the main cause of those accidents are cell phones. Using a cell phone while driving causes a driver to become distracted and lose their focus. Most accidents occur while texting or talking on the phone. Cell phones should be banned while driving because they are a distraction to the driver; they are the number one cause of accidents, and texting while driving is completely unnecessary. There are many reasons why cell phones are distracting to a driver but the main two are talking and texting.
These days texting while driving is being compared to driving while being drunk. In a recent report conducted by CBS News, crashes caused by drivers using cell phones rose from 636,000 in 2003 to 1.6 million in 2008. As a result, many accidents have taken place in the last ten years due to the use of texting while on the road. Texting while driving is being such a target as the biggest distraction. Unlike talking to someone else in the car, speaking on a cell phone demands much greater continuous attention which takes the drivers eyes off of the road at times and their mind from driving.
When a teen gets to that age all they think about is driving, but when they turn that age parents just begin to worry. “Adrian Lund, president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a research group funded by the auto insurance industry, acknowledged the idea is "a tough sell," but noted that car crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers” (Irvine). That is a big statistic to ignore. Pennsylvania had 242 deaths which involved a teenage driver in 2008, third among all 50 states behind that of Texas, 650 deaths, and Florida with 516 deaths (California DMV). Teenagers are reckless and we must do everything reasonable to prevent deaths.
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.
| The Dangers of Drunk Driving Did you know that when you drive under the influence the likelihood of getting into an accident is 1.4 times more probable than if you did not? The Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that 60 percent of all teen deaths in car accidents are alcohol related. Teens often abuse the power of alcohol resulting in a dangerous situation like DUI. The dangers of drinking and driving can ruin your life forever and can result in fatal crashes where you or others can be killed. Drunk driving is the act of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
Carly Roberts Ms. Strickland English 10 AE 4 April 2013 Driving While Intexticated Text messaging has become the dominating force of communication across the country. American teens send and receive an average of 3,300 text messages per month, that’s more than six texts every hour they are awake (Lazar)! However, the problem is not the amount of text messages delivered or received. Texting while driving is a growing problem that plagues a large percentage of the population. The risks of texting while driving are often unrealized, because it has not stopped drivers from sending a “quick” text from behind the wheel.
It can cause someones life by being distracted. What topic sentences will you use as the foundation of your communication? (If necessary, add more points.) Banning texting while driving everywhere Hands free devices Block on cell phones Hefty fines What method of organization and development will you use to develop your paragraphs? Introduction: Texting and driving is dangerous Body: What is texting and driving Why is it Dangerous Other ways to block texting and driving Trying to ban texting and driving Conclusion: Ban texting and driving Texting While Driving Even though texting while driving is relatively new, it is dangerous to everyone.
Raise the driving age Do you know that statistics show that car wrecks are the top killer of teenagers? The mininum driving age should be raised to 17 everywhere because too many teens are killed in car accidents, they are not responsble, and they abuse their driving privileges. Too many teens are killed in car accidents. Young teenagers are always pileing their friends in the car with them. The risk of a teen getting into a wreck increases by 44 percent with one teenage passenger and quadruples with 3 or more passengers.