Distracted driving is the practice of driving a motor vehicle while engaged in another activity, typically one that involves the use of a cellular phone or other electronic device. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2009, 450,000 people were wounded and 5,500 people died in car accidents in which distracted driving was a component (Ferdinand, Menachemi, 2014). Although cell phones have become very popular in recent years, a vehicle is not the place for them because the driver could injured himself/herself or another person. They could also get into a car accident, or they could even be pulled over by the police because it is illegal in many states.
Distracted Driving: One Text Or Call Could Wreck It All There is a high percentage of people that spend a majority of their day sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle. Whether it is commuting to work, taking the kids to school, running errands, or simply going out to eat one may feel that their car has become a second home. With so much time spent behind the wheel, drivers become comfortable and incorporate distracting activities while trying to remain focused on the road.
Even though it is difficult to enforce, texting while driving should be made illegal nationwide due to an increased risk of being involved in an accident and diverts attention from driving. With the substantial advancement in communication technologies, cell phones have become an important part of national culture and are being used every day by people of nearly all ages. They are utilized during dinners, watching television, school, walking and more significantly, driving. Although drunk driving, not wearing seat belts, and speeding are still prevalent issues across the globe, the usage of mobile phones are increasingly receiving attention in regards to their effect on driving performance and road safety (Benedetto, Calvi, and D’Amico.) They
“Each year in the United States, 4.9 million driver distraction related crashes kill approximately 34,400 people, cause 2.1 million injuries and trigger as much as $184 billion in property damage.” (Sundeen, 2008). The United States has millions of distracted driver crashes. The crashes cost millions of dollars for people being in hospital, damages of their property and also the lives of people. Distracted driving should be not allowed.
Distracted Driving Technology is handled immensely day-to-day when waking up in the morning with an alarm clock, throughout the day communicating with family and friends until one goes to sleep at night while listening to music or watching TV. The use of technology while driving is a major cause of accidents, whether it is for GPS, texting or Instagram. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day in the United States, nine people are killed and more than one thousand one hundred fifty-three people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve an unfocused driver. Although technology is convenient and reliable, it cannot belittle the significance of casualties caused by a distracted driving. There are three main types of distractions while driving visual, manual, and cognitive.
ELC590 SAMPLE PREPARATION OUTLINE PERSUASIVE SPEECH Student’s Name: Nur Izzati binti Ahmad Fauzi Metric Number: 2016411502 Faculty/Group: Faculty of Medicine/M Lecturer’s Name: Dr. Lim Title: Organisational Pattern: Monroe’s Motivated Sequence Visual Aid: Power point slides General purpose: To persuade Specific purpose: To persuade my audience not to get distracted while driving as it could lead to road accidents Central Idea: Distracted driving has detrimental consequences which needs to be prevented. Introduction I. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, distracted driving was one of the America’s most pressing transportation challenges. A. Notably, researches also have depicted that texting while driving is one of the major causes of road accidents worldwide.
The Dangers of Distracted Driving There are approximately 5,400 deaths per year that are linked to distracted driving, and thousands more were injured. (U.S. Department of Labor). Those fatalities are our neighbors, close friends, and even family. How can we prevent this from being so prominent? How can we make the roads a safe place to be again?
DRIVE SAFE My husband and I were driving down the interstate in anticipation of a long weekend together. I randomly glanced into the car to my right and I was shocked at what I saw; a woman putting on mascara, on the interstate, nonetheless.
When a driver takes his eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, or mind away from focusing on the road the driver has become distracted and may not even realize it causing danger to any passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers. The reaction time of a distracted driver decreases along with the driver’s awareness of the surrounding cars, signs, and traffic signals. Also when a driver’s focus is not 100 percent on the road, the risk of losing control of the vehicle increases. Although television commercials, articles, and events make us believe that teenagers are always the drivers that are distracted while operating a motored vehicle when actually recent studies have shown all ages can become distracted by a number of things while driving.
Some people thinks that driving and texting is just a simple task like picking up a phone and just press random buttons on it. To me every key you press could affect a person’s life people who text and drive don’t pay attention on what they are doing on the road which will cost an enormous amount of death and injuries. Statistic shows that last year there are 500,000 that got injured by texting while driving, and, over 6000 people died from performing the same task. It is 8 times more likely to get killed by a driver who is texting then a drunk driver. (Carly N. Pag). In addition, it is really easy to get lost of where you are going if you are tex...