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So first, I would like to start off with a question. Who in here likes to text a lot. Now who in here knows how to drive? By this point, you probably know where I’m going with this. Imagine that you are driving down interstate 5 and you hear your phone go off and you decide that you really need to read this text message. But as you continue to read the text message you hear a car horn, so you look up and see a car coming towards you. They slam on the breaks and you try to break but by that time, it is too late. Imagine. Imagine what happens when you were going down the interstate driving 75 or 80 miles per hour. According to National Safety Council, in 2011, at least 23% of auto-collisions were caused by people who were texting while driving, that’s around 1.4 million crashes! There are so many people today that text and drive, even when they are aware of the consequences. Because of the growing number of cellphones, there is more of a risk of a collision. Today, I hope to persuade you to not text while driving because it can not only kill you but it can also kill another person in the same amount of time that it takes to send a text message. Many people know that texting while driving is not right but also think that they are a good enough driver to complete the task. I am like most people where I have texted while driving, but after I hit a dog last year because I was distracted by texting, I rethought the level of importance of texting while driving. Texting while driving is a huge distraction from the road. There are 3 main types of distractions while driving. Visual, which means your eyes are off the road. Manual, which means your hands are off the wheel and cognitive, which means your mind is not focused on the task and t... ... middle of paper ... ...nd and receive only during emergency situations when the car is in Drive, storing all other notifications until the car is in Park. Although, it seems very safe, most people don’t want to live in world where their driving actions are consistently monitored, but this might be where we are heading if people continue to text while driving. Driving down the interstate at a 80 miles per hour speed, no one wants to get in a car crash. No one wants to get in a car crash at all. You could only imagine how bad that could be. Not only do the statistics show that texting while driving is dangerous, it’s also very obvious and there are so many stories to prove that texting while driving is dangerous and you should not do it. So the next time you are driving and you hear your phone go off, I hope you think twice about reading or even looking at your phone and not do it at all.
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