Texting While Driving Should Be Banned In The United States

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Glavas i Outline T: I think texting while driving should be banned in the United States, because it is the number one cause of car accidents, it also causes concentration problems, and people die every day from texting. * Texting is the number one cause of car accidents in the Unites States. A. Car accidents always happen every 30 seconds from texting. 1. A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into an accident than a non-texting driver . 2. The risk of crashing while text messaging and driving is more than double that of talking on a cell phone. B. Texting behind the wheel is more dangerous than driving while intoxicated or under the influence of marijuana. 1. Talking on a cell phone while driving caused impairment on par with driving…show more content…
Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. 1. When traveling at 55mph, that's enough time to cover the length of a football field when your eyes are off the road and texting. 2. It also causes a person to not look at the road. B. The majority of people text and do not pay attention to the road. 1. People text all the time and don’t pay attention to the street lights. 2. Also, you could hit a construction worker, that is working on our roads. III. Teenagers risk their lives everyday texting and driving, and a lot have teens have been killed from texting. A. About 6,000 deaths and a half a million injuries are caused by distracted drivers every year from text messages and cell phone usages. 1. Teenagers spend about 10 percent of the time outside the driving lane they’re supposed to be in. Glavas iii 2. There were about 3,092 deaths in distraction-related accidents in 2010, but the number is likely much

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