Argumentative Essay On Texting And Driving

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Texting and Driving Teenagers and adults day after day suffer from the wrath of texting and driving. The National Highway Traffic Administration reported that in “2010, texting and driving was the cause of eighteen percent of all fatal crashes with 3,092 people killed. Texting and driving also resulted in crashes that cause 416,000 people being wounded” (Par. 6). Cell phone use in cars starts to become an issue when the number one driving distraction reported by teen and young adult drivers is texting and driving. Texting and driving is not only done by teenagers and young adults, but almost everyone in the United States texts messages. State governments, police officers and other officials need to make texting and driving illegal in all fifty…show more content…
Texting and driving has statistically become a top name in the distracted driving category. Sixty percent of all fatal crashes were due to distracted driving and out of 60 percent, 18 was caused by texting behind the wheel. Over the years, texting and driving has been compared to being equivalent, or even worse than driving under influence. Most people in America assume that drinking and driving is the main problem for fatal crashes when a problem just as big, maybe even bigger is sober people using handheld devices. If officers think that drinking and driving is so bad, why not stop drivers who are texting? Texting and driving is equivalent to driving under the influence. Also, texting and driving is about six more times more likely to cause an accident than driving while intoxicated and it slows down your brake speed by eighteen percent. Texting and driving seems a lot worse than drinking and…show more content…
4). Since 1982, drinking and driving crash rates have dropped and we are now at an all-time low. Although we are winning the war of drinking and driving, another factor, a one just as dangerous, has been crosses into the line of fire. As the years have passed and technology has increased, texting and driving has now replaced drinking and driving for the top spot in accidents and deaths of teenager drivers per year. Teenager Aaron Deveau was recently found guilty for homicide as he was texting and driving and hit 55 year old Donald Bowley Jr. Danville N.H. Deveau was sentenced to one year in prison and has held his license revoked for 15 years (Teen Gets Jail Time. Par. 3). Throughout the years, teenagers have become more active with cell phones and all of its technology. Teenagers’ everyday suffer from the wrath of texting and driving, and for the most part, the teenagers are the ones who are texting. An online survey or 1,999 teens ages 16-19 conducted in May found that eighty-four percent of teenagers have engaged in these behaviors such a: texting, talking on the phone, changing the radio, eating, and many more distractions. (Most Teens Still Driving While

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