Texting While Driving Many accidents are blamed on distracted driving and most of the distractions are caused by cell phone usage. However, some opponents feel that creating a law against cell phone use infringes their personal rights. Others think that banning someone from using their cell phone is equivalent to telling someone that they can’t adjust their radio or talk to someone else in their car. However, using a cell phone, whether talking or texting, while driving can be extremely dangerous; it should be made illegal because it is very hazardous to yourself and the people surrounding you. It can lead to the death of loved ones, and can be compared to the same level of danger as drunk driving.
When a driver keeps talking or listening to music he is not supposed to focus off the road, especially when he’s texting. One of the causes of many road accidents is using cellphones while driving. I’m one of the people who realized how important it is if you don’t text and drive and I can honestly say that I won’t text and drive,in the future. The purpose of my speech today is to persuade my audience how dangerous it is to text and drive. Texting while driving can be more dangerous than drowsy driving or drunk driving.
Dangerous Driving Habits The majority of traffic accidents are caused by dangerous driving habits aquired and practiced by drivers. A recently new dangerous habit is the use of a cell phone while driving, but the most dangerous driving habit is driving after consuming alcohol. Another habit that many people tend to have but don’t view as dangerous is listening to music while driving. It’s imperative that drivers understand these issues need to be taken seriously. The statistics continue to rise, but if we would take time to think about the lives being put in danger, perhaps we wouldn’t allow ourselves to be so heavily distracted.
Having any device in your hands while driving is extremely dangerous and can lead to many serious consequences. First, by occupying our hands while using our phones or any other electronic device, such as tablets, GPS, or mp3 players we are increasing the risk of loosing proper control of the car with less time to react to any possible situation or to avoid any possible crash. Second, the use of cellphones while driving require us to look away from the road, making the risk of having an accident even bigger since we are not completely aware of our surroundings. Moreover, another aspect of this law that should be addressed immediately is to prohibit all bus drivers the use of cellphones or electronic devices at all time while driving, even with the “hands-free” devices. The distraction from cellphone use does not only come by texting or looking at the screen of the device for any other specific reason such as looking at pictures, or
Another argue is that at the age of twenty-one (21) teenagers still should be issue a driver’s license do to the fact of immaturity. Teenage drivers are very impatient and childish. They would constantly switch driving lanes, race other drivers, and speed up to 100 mph trying to beat a red light. If your teenage drivers are immature they are more likely to act recklessly behind the wheel and cause bad car crashes on our street. I also feel that soon as teenagers sit behind the wheel, they tend to get distracted by the lease things.
YES.” I even feel more confident in my opinion that there should be a law that bans texting while driving. Texting while driving is a very risky and dangerous business that can even put the driver’s life and the lives of the people around them in danger. It distracts you from driving by not keeping your eyes on the road and your hands off the wheel in which it puts you in a dangerous predicament. McCarthy points out in her article, “I firmly believe that there is a time and place to be texting, but one situation where there is no excuse to be manipulating a hand-held device is while operating a moving vehicle” (2). I agree with this quote completely.
How many times have you had the conversation with your teen driver about the dangers of this behavior? I am willing to bet, multiple upon multiple times. And I am also willing to bet, you were met with an eye roll and a “I know mom/dad; I got it” comment. Yet, day after day, teens are putting themselves and others in dire straits on the road by using their cell phones for social media and texting while behind the wheel. An epidemic of sorts centering around today's youth; texting and driving is becoming a commonplace practice.
Unfortunately texting has also become a huge safety concern when it occurs while driving. Multiple cases have confirmed that texting while driving is becoming a rising problem across the nation. News articles show that crashes is happening far too frequently involving both teens and adults. It has reached the point where many states have banned text messaging while operating a vehicle. Why it is that texting is so hazardous?
When it comes to the topic of texting while driving, most of us will readily agree that it is dangerous to the safety of oneself and others. Where this argument usually ends, however, is on the question of whether texting while driving should be illegal or not. Whereas some are convinced that driving and texting is a safe mixture. I believe driving while texting should be illegal because it distracts the driver from keeping themselves and others safe. It has been argued that texting while driving should not be banned because it is just as distracting as eating, putting on make-up, or listening to music while driving.