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Why Texting and Driving Should Be Banned - There is 250 Million American who has a cell phone. Georgia house bill 23 would ban texting and talking drivers who are under 18 years old (Dickensheets N. Pag). Some people think that texting while driving should be unbanned because not everyone would be impaired when performing this task. However I think texting and driving should be banned because it costs too many injuries and death you see on TV and the news that are related to this. Some people thinks that driving and texting is just a simple task like picking up a phone and just press random buttons on it....   [tags: texting bans, driving, texting,] 565 words
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Texting and Driving - This paper examines the dangers that arise when cell phones are used at the same time as operating a vehicle. The paper will explore the following question of why this is a problem and why the research is important. The variables investigated are the use of cell phones while driving, whether speaking or texting, and the accidents and fatalities caused from the distraction. Data of the accidents and fatalities caused by drivers distracted by their cells phones is stated to research and further explores the age group and gender of the people involved into the accidents to uncover patterns....   [tags: Driving, texting, legalization]
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The Dangers of Texting While Driving - In today’s day and age, technology has drastically increased. People seem to rely on the use of their devices more than anything. Typically, whenever and wherever, everyone is engaged in some form of technology, cell phones in particular. From pagers, to car phones, to initial “flip-phones”, and now to smart-phones, people practically use up most of their daily time with these devices. Nowadays, a lot of people doesn’t even like to have phone conversations…they can deliver their entire thought through a simple text message....   [tags: technology, texting while driving]
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The Dangers of Texting and Driving - “Hey guys look no hands”, is not something a family member or a friend never wants to hear from a friend or a loved one in a text message especially while that person is driving. The use of a cellphone is considered a necessity now a day among drivers that are currently on the road. People have to be socially connected with their friends all the time. Several individuals need to be constantly sending messages to their friends and family members with the use of a cellphone while driving. More and more drivers have the urge to use their cell phones while driving....   [tags: Distracted Drivers, Safety, Texting]
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Texting in the Academic Arena - There are many ambivalent ideas on texting in the academic arena. While many conventional minded educators at Wilkes University feel that the use of cellular devices to text in class is wrong, students equally believe it is not a major concern and is not harmful to their academic studies. From an argumentative standpoint, many professors feel that it is extremely disrespectful, as well as distracting for their students to text during lectures. Students are not able to focus entirely on the material being presented; academic scores are not as high as they should be....   [tags: texting habits, cell phone usage]
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There’s No Surviving if Texting While Driving - Just imagine driving down the road, seeming as if there are no cares in the world; one second later a child runs out in front of the car, but no one sees him because their eyes are glued to their cell phones. An innocent life has just been lost because a click of a button. Some people do not realize how dangerous texting and driving can really be. Most people consider themselves to be great at multitasking; well, when it comes to texting and driving, no one can really predict what the outcome could be....   [tags: texting, driving, car accident]
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Communicating without Texting: The Key to Healthy Relationships - Communication is the key to any healthy relationship along with other factors. When text messaging is the main type of communication a relationship is bound to have many problems. Communication is supposed to be face- to- face and not electronically. Text messages are also a thing that alters trust between spouses. Many times people use text messages to be sneaky. There are many times when text messages have caused many scandals. Text messaging also lacks a needed amount of emotion. You can not always express the way you feel through a message because it can be taken that seriously....   [tags: Communication, Relationships, texting,] 1521 words
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The Pros and Cons of Texting - Step onto any college campus and take a look around.  You will find clumps of students standing around in circles, phones in hand, typing away.  What is it they are doing. Texting. Ever since the first text message was sent in 1993, the use of text messaging as a means of communication has spread like wild fire, especially amongst the adolescent generation. And with this new form of communication a new language has appeared; text-speak, the shortening of common words into abbreviations and acronyms (Drouin 49)....   [tags: Texting 2014]
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Is the Idea that Texting is Raping our Vocabulary Exaggerated? - In the Mobile Data Association press release of February 2009, it was stated that 78.9 billion text messages were sent in 2008 alone. This is a staggering increase from the 41.8 billion just two years previous. With OFCOM revealing 49% of 8-11 year olds now have their own mobile phones and 82% of them are regular texters, it seems the craze is fixed on an upward trend and Humphreys’ culprits are now starting younger than ever before. The 38% year on year growth from 2007 to 2008 demonstrates texting to be one of the few areas seemingly unaffected by the World-wide credit crunch....   [tags: texting, mobile phones, cell phones, vocabulary, ]
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Texting and Driving - “It’s the number one killer of teens” (Clark, 2013). A war is waging on throughout the streets of America. Everyday people risk their lives by driving. The enemy. Texting while driving. It is the act of composing, sending, or reading text messages while behind the wheels of a running vehicle. Driving under this influence is extremely careless and dangerous to others and is likely to cause accidents resulting in injuries or deaths. This problem is on the rise because the only ones with the power to make an impact against ending this war are law makers and law enforcement....   [tags: law enforcement, text message, habit]
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Impacts of Texting - There are many issues with technology and what texting has developed into. Not only with children and teenagers but with adults as well. The number of cell phones owned by people ages 13 and over went from 9 million in 2007 to over 63 million in 2010 then it skyrocketed to over 144 million people in 2012 according to Forbes. The average number of text messages sent just within the United States went from 14 billion in the year 2000 to 188 billion in 2013 according to Pew Institute Survey. You can see with these facts how out of control and how big of an issue texting is continuously growing into....   [tags: technology, cell phone, tex messages, language]
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Texting and Teenagers - Nowadays, developed technology makes communicating easier. Text message is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are not in the same vicinity of each other to be heard directly. According to the article “Texting tendinitis in a teenager” by Isaiah W. Williams, “Students at age between 13 to 18 years old send 173 billion text messages monthly by 293 million cell phone, on average, spend 1 hour and 35 minutes and send 118 messages each day.” (Although some people avoid talking on phone and prefer texting), but texting is more unfavorable for three reasons: Increasing the risk of accident while texting, Using in an unappropriated time, an...   [tags: normal behavior development]
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Textbooks, Not Texting - Does using a cell phone in class affect a student’s learning. Cell phones can be a benefit in school by replacing other materials in the classroom. The materials cell phones can replace are: dictionaries, timers, calculators, and other items that are usually used in the classroom. Students can improve their projects by using their cell phone to record data. Also, many websites can help students send answers to their teachers via text messages. But, cell phones are also inadequate in the classroom....   [tags: Technology, Students, Learning, Education]
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The Texting Revolution - Many people today will agree that communication has vastly increased on a global scale. People can send messages instantly through - what one could easily guess - instant messaging, schedule a meeting with a simple tweet or text, or even hold their own conference discussions simply from their cellular phones. This can be simply stated as this: communication methods are constantly changing, and with these changing communication methods also comes language changes. There are people who will go with the flow of the changing language, and there are those who cannot seem to let go of the old ways....   [tags: Communication ]
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The Dangers of Texting and Driving - Texting and driving is known to the world as one of the most dangerous things to do while on the road.  Not only is it dangerous to the person driving, but also much more dangerous to the people and cars surrounding that particular individual.  According to many people texting and driving is similar if not identical to that of drunk driving.  For example texting and driving physically and mentally impairs you to drive straight down a road, without causing a danger to people.  As a whole population, we need to stop the use of texting and driving whether it’s putting laws in place or designing a program that shuts off the use of texting the moment you step foot in the car....   [tags: collision, safety, accidents]
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Mobile Commuication: Texting and Driving - As indicated by Jonathon Burkett, there is a difference between texting and driving. When driving, one’s eyes have to be open while looking at the road ahead of him. The driver needs to be watching the cars around him and looking at streetlights and road signs. When one is texting, they are focused on the texting device and what they are going to typing next. How can a person think they can do both. They can’t. Drivers’ need to be more aware of the dangers they are putting themselves and others in....   [tags: accidents, life, distracted driving]
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Effects of Texting on Society - Technological improvements make long distance communication easier than ever before. An advantage of texting is that it allows people to send short messages to anyone in any part of the world. Another advantage of texting is picture messaging which is a service that allows people to capture and share valuable moments. Texting is also a major distraction for teenagers, and it can affect important tasks such as driving. A large number of teenagers die while texting and driving at the same time. While texting contains many advantages such as easier communication, texting can be very addicting, compelling the user to respond regardless of the task at hand....   [tags: Technology, SMS, Voicemail]
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The Solution to Texting and Driving - Across the globe family and friends are losing their loved ones to fatal texting and driving accidents. These days, many strive to be connected with the world and their friends by using mobile devices. The problem is that numerous people tend to do so at bad times. For example, while one is driving, it is common to look down at the cell phone to send a short text message that could put their lives in harm. Across the nation, numerous advertising and support groups are spreading the word to encourage society to put phones down and focus on driving instead of texting....   [tags: driving accidents, insurance, cell phones]
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Texting While Driving is Dangerous - Technologies in the ways of communications have improved greatly over the last 10 to 15 years. For years, we relied on a land line connection to house, office, stores, and phone booths to communicate with people. The commercial cell phones did not take off until more in the 1990s when people could afford the phones and service. People could communicate without the use of a land line and carry the phones with them. As technology improved, the methods of communication changed. Text messaging became a method of communication to send short messages that does not require calling up and talking to a person for longer period of time....   [tags: legal issues, text messaging]
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Effects of Texting While Driving - A word has started to appear in discussions of driving. The word is "distracted." It refers to drivers who pay more attention to their cell phones, or their text messages, than they do to driving. The results can be fatal. One of the most common distractions today is texting. Each day in the United States, 9 people are killed and more than 1,060 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver (Center). A couple of months ago, I and a friend were sitting at a red light waiting on green....   [tags: driving, text message, traffic deaths]
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Dangers of Texting While Driving - Samantha is on her way home from work, driving 55 mph, and her husband texts her to see if she can pick up some milk from the grocery store for supper. She grabs her phone and reads the message. She looks up at the road before she replies to him and she is head on with another car 10 feet away from her, she slams on the breaks and swerves to try to miss the car. She rolls her car three times, landing in the ditch, where the car is upside down. The gentlemen in the other car calls 911. Police, ambulance, and fire trucks show up at the scene....   [tags: Traffic Laws, Car Accidents]
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Texting in Class to Enhance Learning - Technology has been slowly integrated into the classroom for many years now. Some maybe older than others, but they have all seemed to make the learning and teaching process much easier and effective. Computers were introduced to the curriculum to help students better understand data collection, research, and word processing and Power Points were even added to give visuals to lessons. Cell phones on the other hand have been given the cold shoulder, and even completely banned by some schools. According to the article, “Are We Dialing Up Disaster,” by George Engel and Tim Green, eighty-four percent of high school students report to owning a cell phone and that number continues to increase (E...   [tags: Technology ]
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Is Texting Corrupting English? - Is Txting Corrupting Engl. There are common theories believing that texting is destroying the Standard English language. In a short article “2b or not 2b,” the author David Crystal condemns those theories and states that texting can in fact improve literacy skills. He argues the circumstance that an individual has to actually know the standard language before one can start using alternatives or abbreviated forms. Crystal makes a point “Although many texters enjoy breaking linguistic rules, they also know they need to be understood....   [tags: literacy, abbreviatons, communication] 841 words
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Effects of Excessive Texting - INTRODUCTION Statement of the Problem What is the relationship between excessive texting and the levels of introversion and extroversion. As texting is a widely common used form of communication does its influence have a positive or negative demeanor. Texting is done quite frequently amongst many individuals being cheaper, less time consuming and fast. However with texting being quite unemotional does it detach individuals from society. Does the excessive amount of texting completed by individuals affect their levels of introversion and/or extroversion....   [tags: introversion, extroversion, communication]
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Dangers of Texting and Driving - In today's technology driven world, we are constantly distracted with electronic devices such as a laptop or television or even our phones. These technological devices, while a helpful aid in our daily lives, serve as a dangerous distraction for us and those who surround us. In his piece, “Attention Deficit: The Brain Syndrome of Our Era”, Richard Restak describes the dangers of how these devices are causing for an increase in distractions in our every day lives. He also concluded that technology has caused for our attention and focus to be split beyond what is necessary in order for people to be totally safe....   [tags: technology, distraction, cell phone, safety]
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Texting and Cell Phone - The question of young people and cell phone use and texting causing young people to be less able to concentrate and focus has always been a difficult one to answer. Technology gives teenagers so much but includes many drawbacks. Cell phone use and texting has it’s advantages such as teachers embracing tech,uses for educational purposes, and easy to use;however,some drawbacks are as socializing,time away from homework,and bad communication skills. The first advantage would be teachers embracing tech in the classroom.Teachers embrace tech as a teaching tool in a way the students will understand.According to Eric board when students took an assignment of translating passages of Othello into oth...   [tags: young poeple, homework, communication skills]
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Teen Texting - Teen Texting Technology is always growing and changing and in the 1990’s, texting became the new phenomenon. Texting is the ability to send a brief message from one cell phone to another. It has allowed people to be more efficient and independent. Teenagers can know immediately if there is a problem, or simply and quickly send a text to let someone know they will be late. Over the years, texting has grown in popularity and is now one of the main forms of communication for teenagers. However, this form of communication has resulted in long lasting, negative social behaviors for some teenagers....   [tags: Autocorrect, Technology Affecting Society]
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Texting While Driving - A study made by Virginia Tech, says that an individual is twenty-three times more likely to get in a car accident if they are distracted by a mobile device (cbsnews.com). Thirty-eight states have banned texting, and 8 states have partial bands on texting and driving. Evidence shows that drivers that are distracted by a phone, while behind the wheel of a 4000 pound vehicle endanger not only themselves but others as well. “You’re a hazardous driver to yourself and everybody else” (Web MD). The impacts and effects associated with texting and driving should be outlawed because of the danger that every single driver and passenger are at risk of....   [tags: Distracted Driving]
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Texting While Driving - She was driving home late one night after a football game, her friends at her side when she got a text message. She thought about not checking it, but couldn’t wait until she got home. She picked up her phone and read the message.  It was her boyfriend.  “What are you up to?” Everything was fine and she hit reply and started a message back.  Twelve characters into the message she was in the other lane and another vehicle was coming, a truck. Her friends screamed and she didn’t have time to swerve....   [tags: Distracted Driving]
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Texting While Driving - In the state of Texas, there are more than four bills that are already put into place regulating the use of text messages while driving. As of now, the ban on texting while driving only pertains to certain groups of drivers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety states that texting while driving is prohibited for drivers who are in school zones, under the age of eighteen, and for bus drivers when they have minors on board. Forty-one of the fifty states have laws banning texting while driving for some or all drivers (Insurance Institute for High way Safety)....   [tags: Distracted Driving]
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Texting While Driving - Texting while driving is a form of ‘distracted driving.’ The term not only applys to using cell phones when behind the wheel, but also to actions such as eating, drinking, putting on make-up, smoking, and using other devices such as iPods and GPSs. These activities lead to “inattention blindness” which defers drivers focus from the road to the device within their line of view. Distracted driving has thoroughly increased since the invention of new technologies. Texting is physically and visually impairing while driving (Hanes, Massis)....   [tags: Distracted Driving] 759 words
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Texting: More Drawbacks than Benefits - Texting, the new age means of communications involves a series of point-to-point signals that are transmitted through a network. It first originated from radio telegraphy and the key idea behind texting was to use this “telephony-optimized system”, and to transport messages on the signaling paths needed to control the “telephony traffic” during time periods when no signaling traffic existed. Texting nowadays has become more of an exasperation than help in many aspects of life. Due to texting our generation is loosing key interpersonal communication skills needed to survive, texting removes the human aspect in communication skills....   [tags: Nonverbal Communication]
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Texting While Driving - Texting While Driving While there are many causes of deaths in the United States, a huge epidemic that concerns officials more and more is the amount of deaths occurring because of texting while driving. Texting and driving can kill in split seconds—just the amount of time it takes to send a “quick” text message. The U.S. Government should ban texting while driving in all fifty states. For the reasons being that cell phones cause many distractions, there are numerous amounts of risks while texting behind the wheel and it slows down your reaction time....   [tags: Cognitive Distractors, Reaction Time]
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Examining the Impact of Texting on Romantic Relationships - The purpose of this paper will be to explore the effect of communication technology on interpersonal relationships, with regard to the attachment styles of individuals in the relationships. The central thesis is that, based on the anxious and avoidant attachment styles of individuals in the relationship, the influence of text message “read receipts” will have a negative impact on couples’ overall relationship quality relative to the control. First, I will discuss the relevant literature on attachment styles, providing distinctions between anxious, and avoidant attachment styles....   [tags: Attachment Theory, Psychology]
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What are the Effects of Texting on Teenagers? - Which are the effects of texting on teenagers. Slavery or freedom. We hear a lot these days about texting - the ability to get/send a text message from/to anyone, anywhere, via wireless networks and some kind of portable device, which might be a fancy pager, a digital cellphone or a palmtop computer. The technology is here, though it doesn't work everywhere yet. We could argue about how affordable or reliable texting is, but we can't deny it exists and will probably become more widespread. But is this a good thing....   [tags: essays research papers] 644 words
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Driving While on The Phone - As technology advances, people become notorious for using their electronics in inappropriate situations. Teenagers in present day commonly text at the dinner table, while crossing a street, and even while driving. Not only do teenagers text, their parents do, as well. Texting is a frequent fad among the young adults, it also a convenient method for parents to keep in contact with their children. People nowadays have to be in contact with friends and family at every moment of the day especially while driving it is the equivalent of driving under the influence, using hand-held devices (like Bluetooth) will decrease the number of accidents caused by phones, and studies show texting reduces a p...   [tags: Driving Texting]
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Cell Phone Use in Teens - There has always been controversy as to teens not being able to concentrate and focus because of texting and cell phone use. Visiting any U.S high school can show the lack of concentration and focus of students caused by using their phones. Benefits of having a cell phone can have the advantage of reporting crimes as they happen, handling an emergency, and always being connected with friends and family; however there are drawbacks such as reducing concentration, having poor grades, and causing an accident while the driver is using his phone....   [tags: texting, distraction]
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The Pros and Cons of Cellphones - When I began this project of cellular communications. I was very focused on trying to prove that cellphones are bad. I saw people all over the Community College’s campus with their heads down, their headphones on, or their phone to their ear. No one seemed to be “here” anymore. Everyone was involved in their own worlds that others were not invited to, and they seemed to prefer it that way. I wanted to know why. Why were so many people content being involved with their phones so much and the people around them so little....   [tags: Texting Essays]
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Recent Advances in Technology are Ruining the English Language - In this modern era, technology is dramatically developing and evolving at an astounding rate. The advancement in technology affects almost every aspect of today’s society. The English language is a prime example of this. Linguists from different universities have begun noticing changes in the modern English language; most of the alterations tend to be significant. The English language has been negatively affected by the rise of the Internet, smartphones and social media. To begin with, the Internet has had a significant impact on the teenagers’ lifestyle....   [tags: communication, texting]
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Study Proposal: The Effect of Texting on Students' Test Scores and GPA - The effect of texting on 18-22 year old college students’ test scores, and GPA. Throughout college towns, at any given day or time, a person could stop on a corner and glance around to very likely see numerous students walking while texting on their cell phones. It may appear obvious that this action will cause those students to be distracted and possibly walk in to something or someone, yet there is a bigger problem to address. The larger issue I am interested in is the affect this heightened usage of text messaging may be having on the learning abilities of college students....   [tags: Research Proposal] 859 words
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How Text Messaging Has Affected Teenage Culture - The technology of text messaging has affected language, driving, bullying and flirting in the teenage culture of America. Text messaging has urbanized into its own sub-culture around a form of grammar that is incomprehensive unless you know the slang and what the abbreviations mean. According to a study done at Pew Research Center, 88% of teenagers have a cell phone so it’s not unexpected that text messaging has became the norm in our society. Today’s teenagers are writing more than ever even though it’s on a cell phone....   [tags: Texting, Cyber Bullying 2014]
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We Never Talk Anymore: The Problem with Text Messaging - Text messaging has become a norm in our generation, as technology rapidly advances and gives way to more efficient forms of communication in a fast-paced world; and many are skeptical about the influence this new form of interaction is having on our society, especially with our younger generation. David Crystal, a professor at the University of Wales, writes “2b or Not 2b?” in support of text messaging. He insists, despite those who underestimate or negate the beneficial influence text messaging has on language proficiency, that “there is increasing evidence that [texting] helps rather than hinders literacy” and that the fairly recent form of communication has actually been around for a whil...   [tags: text messaging, texting, communication] 1354 words
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The Dangers of Distracted Drivers - Did you know that most wrecks today are caused by distracted drivers. Although, using cell phones are banned while driving, people still use them illegally, causing many wrecks. There are many ways to be considered as a distracted driver, such as texting, using a cell phone, talking to others in the car, grooming, watching a video, adjusting car settings, eating and/or drinking, and reading maps or books. How has texting impacted the number of wrecks in the United States. “The government says that 3,092 people died in one year in “distractions- affected” crashes, a newly refined measurement meant to tally effect of texting, phoning or simply answering a cell while driving....   [tags: texting while driving]
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Online Writing vs Formal English - We have come full circle in forms of communication. From “cave man” grunts, body and hand gestures, and pictographic wall paintings, to “cubicle man” lols (laugh-out-loud), ttyls (talk-to-you-later), and smiley face emoticons, we are regressing to an earlier form of interactions. The expressive and communicative richness of writing is slowly becoming the archeological relics of an electronic modern society. I am no stranger to this failing. I started high school with a loose grasp of the tools of writing; I left high school with a, slightly, better grasp of those tools....   [tags: Online Chat, Texting] 760 words
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Driving InTEXTicated - As cell phones become more popular, texting while driving is becoming the most widely known cause for car accidents among teens. The alarming rate of incidents where texting is involved is getting more parents worried and warning their children about the danger of texting while driving. Parents are urging the fact that drivers should pay attention to the road and traffic, not their phones. A popular study of 18 to 24 year old drivers showed that 66 percent of them have texted while driving. Since texting while driving is becoming more popular many states are passing a law to ban the use of any cell phone device while in a vehicle....   [tags: texting, driving, ] 530 words
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Issues in the Cyber Generartion - The term technology is strong as it sounds. When we break it down technology means the study of systematic treatment. Many of modern teenagers think that technology is having a smartphone to text someone and surf the net. If only teenagers realize the power of technology, and just how it will affect their education. This would make a different world. Let’s talk about the next generation, which again are the teenagers. Technology affects them in both habits, good and bad, but they only see the positive side of it....   [tags: Technology, Teenagers, Texting, Smart Phones]
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Digital Playground - With today’s advancements in technology, texting has become a necessity of the American teenager for social survival. Teenagers are texting addicts sending and receiving hundreds of texts a day. In addition, text messaging can be a great way for parents and teens to stay connected, but are teens taking it too far. Many medical professionals and educators are having increasing concerns with texting contributing to distraction in school, lack of sleep, and repetitive stress injuries. While there are no long-term effects yet, many teens complain of thumb aches from the repetitive motion of texting, similar to when computer keyboards were found to cause Carpel Tunnel Syndrome....   [tags: Cellphones, Texting, Addiction, Sexting] 1347 words
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Are the New Vehicles Comng out Theses Days, Safer than Before? - Driving Dangers There are many new vehicles that are coming out these days, but are they safer than before. Like the new cars with self-parallel parking, are they safer than manually self-parking the car yourself. These cars could be dangerous and malfunction and cause accidents. Driving is becoming more dangerous than earlier times. Driving is becoming more dangerous because of the all these new gadgets or electronic devices that are coming out these days. In 2011, ten percent of the fatal crashes were from people being distracted while driving their vehicle (“Distracted Driving 2011”)....   [tags: driving dangers,texting and driving,car crashes]
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Motor Vehicle Safety - Motor Vehicle Safety Motor accidents are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States. In the year 2000 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that around 41,000 people were killed in traffic accidents within the United States. This mortality rate has since dropped 25% from 2000 to 2009 (Rockett et al., 2012). There are many reasons for motor vehicle injuries, ranging from lack of seat belt use, elderly drivers, alcohol and young children being improperly secured....   [tags: motor accidents, driving, DUI, texting, injury]
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