Why Banning the Use of Cell Phones While Driving Should Be Mandatory Nationwide Essay

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Kathryn Schwaebler AC0414615 SP180.0.2 Principles of Public Speaking Assignment 6_06 Organizing and Outlining Your Speech Date of Submission 06/01/2013 Title: Why banning the use of cell phones while driving should be mandatory nationwide A) General Purpose: To inform the audience about how unsafe it is to drive a car while texting or talking On your cell phone. B) Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience to think about the dangers of driving while using your Cell phone. C) Central Idea: Banning the use of cell phones while driving should be brought to the attention of both the House and the senate. I Introduction A. Did you know that talking or texting on your cell phone is dangerous? B. People should pay attention to their driving instead of talking or texting on their cell phones. It saves lives! C. Statics show decrease in brain activity can cause impaired driving. II Body of the Presentation A. Main Point # 1- Motorists need to stop talking and texting on their cell phones. The National Safety Council urges All motorists to stop use of cell phones while driving. 1. The Harvard Center of Risk estimates there are over 6 percent crashes (which equals to 636,000 crashes, 330,000 injures, 12,000 serious and 2,600 deaths each year) this accounts for over 43 billon dollars in tax payers Money each year. Source- Trade Journals (2009) 2. Drivers who use their cell phones are at least four times more likely to get into an accident that involves Injury, regardless if their phone is handheld or hands-free headsets. Source- Wire Feeds (2006) B. Main Point # 2- Firms may be liable for workers use of cell phones in crashes 1. Regulation for workers use of cell phones is becoming an issue in all states. Source-Mullins, Robert (Sept. 07, 2001)
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