Case Solution Texting And Driving

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The Solution to Texting and Driving A major issue in today’s society is people will not voluntarily put down their phones, not even while driving. Texting and driving is the number one cause of teen driving accidents in America. Over 1.6 million accidents a year in the United States are caused from distracted driving (Snyder). In order to address the disturbing uptrend in accidents attributing to distracted driving, individual state legislators need to pass a state law making texting and driving illegal as well as mandating the addition of manufactured devices that will be able to disable the driver’s phone while the vehicle is in motion. Drivers who use their phone while driving create too many distractions for themselves and others,…show more content…
Fifty percent of teen drivers have admitted to frequently using their phones while driving; twenty percent of people have said they browse the web while driving, causing eighteen percent of these accidents to result in fatal injuries. In 2013 alone 424,000 people were injured in a driving accident where the driver was texting and not paying attention to their surroundings. People are constantly on their phones, never being able to put them away which leads them to text and drive, therefore making the roads unsafe and putting everybody else on the road safety in jeopardy. A solution for the use of phones while driving would be getting all state legislators to pass a law making texting and driving illegal. Many people may ignore a texting and driving law but making phones illegal while driving will help reduce car accidents caused by phones. To make texting and driving even harder for people to do, all state legislators need to mandate a law making all cars have a manufactured device installed to deactivate their phone while the car is in motion. Deactivating drivers phone will help minimize distraction and make…show more content…
These devices still need to be tested to make sure they work. They need to be able to function properly in all cars with all cell phones. Once all these test are completed the devices need to be placed in every car to help keep the driver concentrated and not distracted by their phones. These devices will be able to detect when the driver is using their phone and force shut it off (Stromberg). The device will be able to tell when the driver is using their phones through radio frequency waves and a series of beeps through the radio. Once the phone is shut off it will not activate again till the car is stopped safety (Harman) Devices like these will be what keeps driver from putting their selves and others in any danger (Stromberg). All these devices need to be mandated so that people will stop using their phones while driving if it is not mandated people will continue to text and drive and ignore the true danger cell phones are while operating a vehicle. To help reduce the number of people texting and driving state legislator will need to pass a law making it illegal to use a phone while driving and also to mandate adding manufacture devices in every car to disable the driver’s phone while in motion. These devices will be the solution to all texting and driving. Installing these devices is the safest most reliable choice. Soon the
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