Holly Ann Pike Amanda Gunnufsen English III April 14, 2014 Texting While Driving Is A Dangerous Game To Play.

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Texting while driving is no joking matter. Who is going to be the one who takes an innocent life because of that one text? Research has shown that texting while driving is not only dangerous but is the number one thing that has and is killing people today. There should be no texting while driving from any age group, young or old. The three main reasons why people shouldn’t text and drive are that many people get hurt or killed, society’s negative feelings about this problem and what can be done to prevent this crime. Texting while driving should be illegal is because it causes it causes horrible wrecks. Texting while driving is a lot more dangerous than drinking while driving. Talking on the phone or texting while driving delays reactions. “Talking on the cell phone while driving can make a young driver’s reaction time as slow as a seventy year old. Texting on a phone while driving is 48 times more likely to have a car accident (“Statistics”).” According to a study done by Rossi crashes happen every fifty five seconds all over this world. In ten years time it is estimated that there will be 16,000,000 car wrecks worldwide. Taking your eyes off the road for that short amount of times, it only takes just five seconds to check that one text message is twenty three times more dangerous. A recent local car wreck happened on Interstate 59. There was a 2004 Honda Accord and a 2007 Altima. The people in the Honda Accord was Juan Pablo Roncallo (driver) and Logan G. Yates (passenger) both eighteen year olds and in the Altima was a twenty year old female. The Honda’s front left tire had a blowout, Juan Pablo was slow getting off the road, he got rammed from behind by the Altima because the driver was texting while driving. Once the impact... ... middle of paper ... ... believe that there should not be texting or phone usage while driving from any age group, young or old. There is some many reasons why everyone should not use their phones while driving. The three main reasons what I have talked to you about today is why people should not text and drive: There are so many people that get hurt or killed, Society’s negative feels about this problem and What can be done to prevent this. This is why texting while driving should be illegal is because it causes horrible wrecks. Work Cited “ Statistics on Texting and CellPhone Use while Driving.” Web. April 8, 2014. “ Hard Facts: Driving Crash and Fatality Statistics- Teen Specific.” Administrative Office of the Court. Web. April 1, 2014. Hanson, David J. “ Alcohol and Texting while driving problems and solutions,” Web. April 4, 2014. “ WWW.STOPTEXTSSTOPWRECKS.org .” Web. April 4, 2014

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