It Can Wait

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It Can Wait Although the advancement of technology is perceived to be a positive contribution to our society, the issue of texting and driving is on the rise. The continuously advancing technology, such as QWERTY keyboards and touch screen cell phones, has contributed to the increasing popularity of texting among teenagers and young adults. As texting popularity heightens, it seems as if living without texting for more than a couple of minutes is impossible, even simultaneously with driving. While texting and driving is very dangerous, many Millennials, teenagers and young adults, push the topic off to the side, as they believe that since they can send a text without even looking at their phone or they have a complete hands-free device, that it is okay to text and drive. Although such things may be doable, the distraction of texting can cause being in control of a motorized vehicle to be that much more dangerous. Teenagers are continuously told by society and authority figures that texting and driving is very dangerous, yet they continue to do it. Being raised in a society where social media and being technologically connected is a must, young drivers are already being put at a disadvantage. Due to the increasing popularity of smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc., have become attached to their devices. This attachment has caused teenagers to not be able to resist the urge to text or use their phones while driving. The Millennial generation is so paranoid that they are going to miss out on something if they do not check every text message they receive at the exact moment that they receive it. This paranoia has caused teens to put the consequences of texting and driving on the back burner, convincing themselves that they are invi... ... middle of paper ... ...ngers of texting while driving is essential to putting an end to this issue. Works Cited Farris, Alexis M. "LOL? Texting While Driving Is No Laughing Matter: Proposing A Coordinated Response To Curb This Dangerous Activity." Washington University Journal Of Law & Policy 36.(2011): 233. LexisNexis Academic: Law Reviews. Web. 1 Apr. 2014. GHSA. "Distracted Driving Laws." State Distracted Driving Driving Laws. Governors Highway Safety Association, Mar. 2014. Web. 19 Mar. 2014. Hanson, David J. "Alcohol Problems and Solutions." D. J. Hanson, 2013. Web. 19 Mar. 2014. Join Together Staff. "Survey Finds." The Partnership, 16 Apr. 2012. Web. 19 Mar. 2014. "Texting and Driving Statistics." Texting and Driving Statistics. Quinstreet, 2012. Web. 17 Mar. 2014. "Young Drivers: The Hard Facts." Young Drivers: The Hard Facts. Brake.org, 2013. Web. 19 Mar. 2014.
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