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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 While Driving: Texting to Death - ... This is why proper and effective ads and public service announcements are essential to prevent pointless deaths and injuries. The public service advertisement I created is trying to blend what I think is necessary to create a successful ad. The ad incorporated many rhetorical techniques that I feel makes it more viable then similar ones. The most important technique in the language of advertising is to have “authoritative result” and “appeal to logic” of humans as stated by Stuart Hirschberg....   [tags: distracted driving, accidents]
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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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Texting and Driving - What costs one driver his life or livelihood may cost another only fifty dollars. Penalties for texting and driving vary across the US. Teens today are getting in more accidents because of distracted driving. Every time you text while driving you put yourself in danger and other people in danger. Texting while driving increases your chances of getting into an auto accident. Distracted driving is a serious crime and deserves a serious penalty. The first text message was sent on December 3, 1992 by a 22 year old, Neil Papworth....   [tags: Driving, Accidents, Danger, Cell Phones]
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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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Texting in Society - As the popularity of cellphones are growing, text messaging is also becoming more common within society. With the creation of new technology such as smart phones, texting has become a popular communication tool that has made life more convenient. However, with text messaging it has decreased other forms of communication such as, calling and having face-to-face conversations. During the appropriate timing, the ability to communicate in any possible forms is vital. Without those skills to engage in a conversation besides text messaging, it may be difficult to create new relationships in a business setting or personal relationships depending on the situation (Irvine)....   [tags: cell phones, technology, text and driving]
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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 Cons of Texting and Driving - ... Many individuals cannot go out on the road without glancing down at their phones. Texting while driving has become a habit for them. They think that texting their friends is more important than a life (A Deadly Habit, 1). You might begin to get bored while driving. You then hear the text ringtone from your best friend and proceed to take out your phone to “quickly” view the message. Keep in mind that a couple of seconds of distracted driving could result in death (The Cons of Texting and Driving, 1)....   [tags: distraction, death, phones] 911 words
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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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The Dangers of Texting While Driving - Texting while driving is a widespread epidemic in the United States that has unfavorable effects on our society.“Driving while texting is the standard wording used for traffic violations” (Bernstein). It causes many people to be distracted which can lead to accidents. “Eighty-nine percent of people own a cell phone” (Gardner). That is a plethora of people that are at risk of texting while driving. Also, texting has increased by ten times in three years(Bernstein). “The risk of a crash for those who are texting is twenty-three point two times greater than those who are not” (Gardner).Driving drunk only makes a person seven times more likely to be in a crash (Bernstein)....   [tags: distracted driving]
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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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Texting and Driving: Grounds for Jailtime - ... The text or call at times is insignificant and can wait. Furthermore, ‘texting in cars and trucks causes over 3,000 deaths and 330,000 injuries per year as stated by a Harvard Center for risk study’ (Hanson n.p.). Just imagine all the lives that could be saved from deaths or injuries if people stop texting while driving because it is a major distraction for them. There belief is that they can multitask, but the sad reality is that the brain cannot do that. The brain has to focus in a particular task at a time....   [tags: addiction to communication technology]
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Texting and Driving: A Recipe for Death - We live in a society that thrives off the latest in technological advances. In its usefulness, technology has helped to open many doors in advancing society’s way of business dealings and communications. However, most do not acknowledge the hidden dangers behind these useful gadgets. In particular, the cell phone in all its usefulness can be very dangerous in certain situations. The use of cell phones to text while driving is becoming a fast growing killer. To start insuring the safety of drivers and passengers on the road changes to our laws and informative programs are required regarding the dangers of texting while driving....   [tags: multitasking behind the wheel] 728 words
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Texting and Driving: Risks and Preventions - ... If greater consequences came with texting and driving, the frequency of it would diminish at a rapid rate. As the “average time one looks down at their cell phone while driving is 5 seconds,” this would mean that if the culprit drove at 55 miles per hour, he would travel the length of a football field without even looking at the road (Edgin). Looking down at a cell phone for that amount of time while driving “has resulted in nearly 1.6 million accidents annually around the United States” (Jackson)....   [tags: communication technology at the wheel, accidents]
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Accidents Caused by Texting and Driving - ... The law does not prohibit using your cell phone to make a phone call, using GPS or the MP3 functions of your phone. The law is limited to sending and receiving text messages while your car is in motion. If an accident occurs where a driver nearly strikes another person or a car, the individual could face a felony charge of reckless endangerment.Teens are about 10% of the US population but account for 12% of all fatal car crashes. Texting also prevents you from paying close attention to what's going on around you, something that's especially important in situations where you need to have your guard up, like walking home after dark....   [tags: car crashes, teen injuries and teen deaths]
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The Down Side of Texting - Social skills have majorly deteriorated over the past few years. Texting has aided in the crumbling of our society’s communication skills. Many have forgotten how to engage in a normal conversation. People are starting to lose sight of how to be sociable. I have walked into a room filled with people and have seen the majority of people in that room texting. There is something wrong with this type of behavior. These individuals have forgotten the gift of socialization our ancestors have given to us....   [tags: sleep, health, conversation, communication] 1068 words
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The Dangers of Texting and Driving - Texting and Driving Imagine running three football fields with your eyes closed. Now imagine driving 75 miles per hour on the interstate and closing your eyes for the length of approximately three football fields, or 4.6 seconds. This is effectively what happens when people text and drive. Texting and driving is a serious problem in the US and is resulting in too many deaths and accidents. There are some startling statistics about texting and driving. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) stated that in 2008, 16% of all fatal crashes and 21% of all crashes were caused by texting and driving (Chordas; Hartwell)....   [tags: accidents waiting to happen] 564 words
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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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Consequences of Texting behind the Wheel - ... Teen drivers are new to driving, it is a developing skill. Teens are trying to do much while they are learning this new skill. Some drivers try to eat while driving, do their makeup or even drink while driving. While driving, teens have a lot of distractions and have to pay attention but most teens drive while distracted. This is a very dangerous task for anyone, even skilled drivers that know all about driving can’t even successfully multitask. This task is so difficult and it can’t even be accomplished with practice....   [tags: distracted driving]
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The Epidemic of Texting and Driving - ... “Where u at” – These were the simple last words that a senior in high school who was one day away from graduation, saw in this world. On that pivotal spring night, she was texting her friend on the way to the baseball game she was planning to attend. As she looked down at her phone to read the new text message, she lost control of her car. She slid across the median, hit a bridge, and was immediately killed. An Officer was one of the first to arrive on the scene. He later described the horrific scene to reporters saying, “When I got to the scene, her face was disfigured from sliding down the roadway....   [tags: distraction, crash, danger] 1493 words
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Influence of Texting on Literacy - ... Additionally, Graeme Paton, an education editor, stated “The use of ‘textisms’ can improve literacy among pupils by giving them extra exposure to word composition outside the school day” (Paton 2011). As Paton stated, textisms such and ‘OMG’ and ‘IDK’ can actually give kids practice with word composition outside of a formal educational day. Instead of opposing textisms, Paton encourages texting lingo and believes this modern language can improve literacy. In other words, many studies have shown texting does improve literacy skills....   [tags: reading efficiency, spelling] 858 words
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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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The Dangers of Texting and Driving - ... Texting is not the only distracting activity taking place. A sign or a license plate could catch your attention. This is only one of the sub topics of distracted driving. Accidents is one of the key subtopics on texting and driving. “In 2011 at least 23% of auto collisions involved cell phones. That’s 1.3 million crashes” (textinganddrivingkills.com). If you creep out of the lane you are driving in and come close to the car next to you, something bad could happen. Several scenarios are possible....   [tags: smartphone use behind the wheel] 761 words
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Teens Problem of Texting and Driving - ... Another study that was don’t by the American Automobile Association found that 47% of teens admitted to being distracted being the wheel because of texting or being on their phones. This distraction is very alarming and eye opening because 40% of all American teens say that they have been in a car when the driver has been using a cell phone in a way that put them and other people around them in danger. Texting has become a very common thing that a lot of people really started taking up since 2000....   [tags: dangerous, deaths, distraction, focus] 540 words
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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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Texting While Driving in Illinois - The usage of a cell phone while driving is a dangerous thing for drivers in Illinois. In the state of Illinois everyday drivers including young teens have the need to use their cell phones while driving, and don’t perceive the dangerous they are being exposed to. There are many things that could happen while drivers take their eyes of the road, car crashes, sudden death, and if you don’t have insurance it could cost you a fortune to pay for the car accident. Drivers in Illinois should just focus on the road all the time, and not use their phone at all to prevent accidents....   [tags: Accidents, Dangers, Consequences]
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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 Does Not Build Relationships - ... Texting has become the normal way of communicating with others in this generation. This is scary because to be completely honest, even though I know I am attached to my phone, I do realize that certain conversations I am having via text would be more effective and personal if I were to pick up the phone and call the person rather than being limited to 130 characters of letters onto a screen. One cannot understand the others tone of voice through a simple text message which is why some relationships and friendships are ruined due to texting....   [tags: modern day communication] 563 words
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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 Social Networking - Texting and Social Networking Has anyone ever wondered why they have been getting bad grades. Texting and social media are a big part of a teenagers everyday life. When teenagers text and try to do their homework at the same time it will distract them. The majority of teens would have their phones next to them when they are trying to do their homework. The amount of time teenagers spend texting and on social networking sites can effect how well they do in school. Most social networking sites don't allow people a lot of privacy; almost all social networking sites that people log into will allow them to change the privacy settings....   [tags: teenagers, distract, school, effect] 586 words
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Texting and Romantic Relationships - Times have changed. Things are done differently these days, including in romantic relationships. Instead of getting a love letter, boyfriends or girlfriends get love texts. Texting can be beneficial for making small plans, but it tends to decrease the intimacy for the couple. It can create issues that may or may not be resolved, but would have been less likely to be created had it not been for texting. Texting can lead to silly misunderstandings, make the partners feel like they always need to be in contact with each other, create a tendency to resolve problems and express feelings without being face-to-face, and make them wonder if they really have their partner’s attention or not....   [tags: decrease in intimacy for couples] 1479 words
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Texting and Driving Accidents - ... Over 50% of teens responsible of causing wrecks admitted that they were on their phones while driving. Studies gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that in the year of 2010, 3,092 people were killed in fatal car crashes, and 416,000 were wounded. Teen Driver Cell Phone Statistics claimed that eleven teens are killed each day. In 2012, 3,328 people lost their lives in cell phone related car crashes. 23% of all car accidents each year involved the use of a cell phone, totaling up to 1.3 million per year....   [tags: cell phones, wrecks, crashes] 1388 words
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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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The Message That Kills: Texting While Driving - ... With that being said, if one is traveling at 55mph, five seconds is equal to driving the length of a football field without paying attention to the road. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration states that texting while driving is about six times more likely to cause an accident than driving intoxicated. It is said to be the same as driving after drinking four beers. Dr. Andrew Adesman, Chief Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics of Cohen Children’s Medical Center says, “The reality is kids aren’t drinking seven days per week — they are carrying their phones and texting seven days per week, so you intuitively know this a more common occurrence.” Not only does it make...   [tags: ] 614 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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Texting versus Calling - Nowadays, more individuals are previous the methodology of making telephone calls and are putting their fingers to great use to texting. Individuals assert that sending a texting is speedier and shabbier than making a call. Yes, if individuals are learned in the craft of messaging, possibly discussion could be speedier than a telephone call and can even be less exorbitant. Accommodation might be a gift, however excessively of a great thing is never perfect. In spite of the fact that telephone calls and messaging are to complete the same task, messaging can have earnest outcomes, for example: absence of true talks, improvement of standoffish conducts, and needed lingual authority discussion....   [tags: modern communication technology] 534 words
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Texting While Driving - People who drive distracted cause 8,000 crashes everyday in the United States amounting to 240,000 accidents in a month in the United States alone (The Huffington Post). This alarming number of accidents could either be deadly, severe, or a fender bender. Involvement in any accident could be costly, and they add points to licenses making insurance costs rise. Having all these factors come into play should make people think twice about texting and driving, but sadly people do not. People do not think before they act, which is why about twenty-six percent of Americans have admitted to texting while driving (Do Something)....   [tags: car accidents, distracted driving, safety]
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It Can Wait: Texting While Driving - "I’m on my way to Napier.” 3:59 the clock reads - A message saved in the drafts of Sarah Page’s cell phone. My phone rings as I am traveling back home from Sarah’s house seeing no sign of her. “Is this Sam, Sarah Page’s Sister. Your sister has been in an accident and she’s being taken to the hospital.” I frantically call the hospital and it is confirmed that she has been admitted. My mother had called the hospital and told me, “It is not looking good, she has massive brain injuries, and they are trying to stabilize her.” When my family and I arrive at the hospital, after waiting in the seemingly cold, eerie, silent but stressful waiting room, we finally get to see our sweet little Sarah....   [tags: safety, phone, acciedent, evidence]
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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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Public Service Announcements on Texting and Driving - ... Towards the end of the PSA video, she admits: “If Josh had more knowledge about the outcome of answering that cell phone, maybe he wouldn’t have, maybe he would have just left it”. Clearly, PSA’s do more than just shake us awake; they also have the power to save lives by giving us the knowledge to stay safe. Think about it this way, if distracted driving PSA’s were as popular 6-7 years ago as they are today, bringing people the knowledge to make the right decision, then maybe Josh, and many others would have remembered the dangers and would have ignored that cell phone and focused on the road....   [tags: safety on the road, accident reduction]
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Texting While Driving Should Stop - ... Doing something as simple as drinking water while driving can be considered distracted driving. The most familiar form of distracted driving is cell phone use. Texting and taking on the phone is one of the most dangerous combinations there is. Anyone can be affected by the consequences of distracted driving making everyone susceptible to its horrific and tragic capabilities. There are many causes to the problem of distracted driving but most of them vary by person. A cause could be as simple as taking a quick look at a cell phone to reply to a message....   [tags: distracted driving, risk, hazards] 737 words
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Teenage Driving: Texting While Driving - ... Speed and red light cameras are automated and will take a picture of the license plate of a car when either a speeding violation or a red light violation occurs (Speed and Red Light Cameras). Iowa also has a seat belt law which requires passengers and drivers to wear a seat belt when in a vehicle(Iowa Seat Belt Law Guide). Other laws such as speed limits and no passing zones may seem minimal but are very beneficial to driver safety. These and other methods are being used to help prevent accidents....   [tags: distracted driving, violations]
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Texting While Driving Is Not a Good Thing to Do -     Technology is very advanced in current times. Technology makes many things really easy and fast in every field. One of the most popular products of technology is the cellphone. A cellphone is an evil and an angel in many ways. I researched about the issue, by asking, “Are laws that prohibit people from sending and reading messages while behind the wheel a good idea?” Most people would definitely say yes because it is better for everybody, not just for the driver. Texting while driving is very dangerous, not only for the driver, but also for other people who are traveling in the car....   [tags: cellphone, dangerous, drivers, traveling]
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What Are the Drawbacks of Texting that Affects our New Generation? - ... The idea of texting hurting the social image of some teens is undeniable because almost every year, there is always a story about how a teen has committed suicide due to cyber bullying and their peers sending inappropriate things about them to others. Despite the negative effects, texting does not have drawbacks to grammar, as stated before, texting can seriously help shy teens step their feet into a bit of water out of their comfort zone by at least some form of socializing with others. Some teenagers have severe anti-social problems and if texting helps some cure that problem, then so be it....   [tags: debunking the concerns and dangers]
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Texting While Driving Should Be Made Illegal - Janet Froetscher who is on the National Safety Council stated, “We know that at least 1.6 million car crashes involve drivers using cell phones and texting.” This high number of accidents breaks down to 11 deaths of just teenagers a day. Texting while driving should be made illegal to save lives. Mike Dudzinski a current fire captain of Peoria, Arizona stated in an interview that in just a year he experiences about 100 deaths with texting being the cause. Texting while driving is a wide controversy that needs to be made as a law in order to protect lives....   [tags: safety policies on the road]
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Does Texting Have a Negative Influence on Written Language? - ... Furthermore, in text 1, the conversation starts with a simple "wuu2”/what you up to which suggest that the two teenagers are close friends. “Wuu2” is a mixture of number homophone and compressed language. This shows the variety of abbreviations teenagers use while texting. In text 2, it’s obvious that this conversation is different to teenager’s conversation. This is because the conversation between the two adults is much more formal and uses no slang and abbreviations. In text 2, the adults do not use slang, they do not shorten words and they do not try to reduce words to save money....   [tags: communication, text messages, emoticons] 952 words
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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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Texting and Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - As time passes society goes through numerous changes and many go unnoticed. However, there is an apparent difference in relationships now versus relationships in the past. This is because of the use of technology, specifically social media and texting. These changes are seen in almost every aspect of relationships, from how they form, develop and sometimes even end. But the important idea here is not just the fact they have changed, it is the notion that the use of social media and texting is actually harming relationships more than it is helping them....   [tags: modern communication technology]
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State Laws and Policies on The Ban of Texting and Driving - ... There are many other reasons that can be attributed to distracted driving, like applying make-up or loud passengers in the car, but cell phone usage is becoming a rapidly growing concern, especially with younger drivers. The NHTAS identified that drivers under the age of 20 make up the highest proportion of distracted drivers that were involved in fatal crashes. CTIA – The Wireless Association reports that the number of text messages sent in the US rose from 362.5 billion in 2007 to an astonishing 2.19 trillion in 2012....   [tags: car accidents, costs] 565 words
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Death by Texting: Why You Should Not Text and Drive - ... A common reason for crashes has been the use of cellphones while driving. Many researchers believe that cellphone use may contribute to the high number of motor vehicle collisions that occur by distracting the drivers. Research with simulators suggests that use of the telephone can impair some aspects of driving performance. Research has now shown that; “This relative risk is similar to the hazard associated with driving with a blood alcohol level at the legal limit.”(Donald A. Redelmeier, M.D., and Robert J....   [tags: driving, cellphones, injure, collision] 550 words
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Surprising Face-to-Face Interactions After Texting - Face to face interactions may be quite surprising. Depending if the person or otherwise yourself are timid, that may lead to problems out in the real world. People need to learn how to interact with one another without having the thought of being embarrassed. People need to face the real world and learn how to interact face to face. Either meeting a new person through text messaging to start off by, such as job interviewing that happens with alot with face to face interactions. Nevertheless, if you want to desperately get the job it requires eye contact, and good posture....   [tags: communication, relationships, skills] 1158 words
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Cell Phone: No Texting While Driving Please - ... Statistics shows that driver distraction is one of the leading sources of motor vehicle accidents in recent years. According to the US Department of Transportation, estimated 25 percent of the 6.3 million crashes each year involve some degree of driver distraction or inattention (101). In the March of last year, when I was travelling with one of my friends, a lady who was driving a green Nissan Altima ran the red light. As a result, she was hit by a white truck at the intersection. This fatal crash was the result of distraction....   [tags: motor vehicle, distraction, accidents] 728 words
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Texting Vs Talking: An Expoloration in Telecommunication Language by Thomas Holtgraves and Korey Paul - ... This was then compared to a sample of words taken from telephone conversations. The comparison was made through the analysis of the LIWC program. The sample size of the research utilised 224 students for the texting sample, and 214 conversations extracted from the “switchboard data set of 2307” (Godfrey et al., 1992). This is an effective sample size especially compared to D.Skierkowski and M.Wood’s paper To text or not to text. The importance of texting among college-aged youth which had “23 final participants,” giving more statistically reliable results (Skierkowski, D., & Wood, M....   [tags: distinct difference, discrepancies] 634 words
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Is It Worth It? Can't the Message Wait? - Did you know that in 2011 a minimum of 23% of car accidents involved cell phones. That adds up to 1.3 million accidents. (DWI) Texting while driving has become a vast issue in America today. Most people only think of teens with this matter when in reality it is an issue for all drivers, even adults. As soon as someone picks up their phone while driving it not only affects their life but other motorist on the road. This editorial photograph is effective because it reaches its target audience by providing a clear message, the logos and pathos appeals work together to achieve the purpose to inform and persuade and needing little background information to understand the message....   [tags: texting and driving]
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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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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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Stricter Laws: Not the Answer - Texting and driving has become a real problem here lately, and something needs to be done before it gets worse. Some people in our society think that stricter laws should be implemented, but others think that the general public should be better educated. Although stricter laws may be effective latter on, but stricter laws would not be easy to enforce. Should stricter laws pertain texting and driving be created. Stricter laws should be put in place, with heavier fine, so people won’t want to deal with the consequences....   [tags: texting and driving]
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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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It Can Wait: Driving While Using a Cellphone - ... Studies show that drivers who text while driving are six times more likely to have an accident than an intoxicated driver, or a person who is driving while under the influence (DWI). The fact that someone driving while using cellular device is more dangerous than an intoxicated driver is scary. Studies also show that driving while texting is equivalent to drinking four beers while driving (DWI). While under the influence of drugs and alcohol drivers are unable to focus on driving. Therefore, it is illegal to drive under the influence....   [tags: Danger, Texting]
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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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