Persuasive Essay On Texting And Driving

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Buzz; Buzz. *teen picks up phone* next thing you know the family is planning the teens funeral or trying to figure out they are going to pay for the hospital bills. Many people could argue that the texting and driving law should be for everyone, this includes adults and elderly people. I believe that the law should only include teenagers because it effects them at such a young age. It will train their brain not to pick up that phone every time it goes off. Almost every teen now and days grew up with a phone, thee adults however did not. Teens are so us to just picking up their phone whenever it goes off. Adults should know better not to text and drive, they shouldn’t need a law that states not to text and drive, teens however they need that…show more content…
This is also why I think they should just ban all use of cell phones. “13% of drivers age 18-20 involved in car wrecks admitted to texting or talking on the phone at the time of the crash. 34% of teens say they have texted while behind the wheel of the car, 82% of Americans age 16-17 own a cell phone. 52% say they have talked on the phone while driving.” (Texting ad driving Blog) These numbers could be reduced if we applied the changes I have stated to the…show more content…
My household is the worst at this, my mom tends to get on Facebook well driving, my dad just does everything off his phone, and my sister plays her music so she is all the time changing the song with her phone. I seem to be the only one who doesn’t touch their phone well driving. I don’t text and drive because I have seen the Oprah Winfrey show clip on texting and driving that has scared me for the rest of my life. I don’t want to be that teen that didn’t listen to the law and end up killing another teen and then having to face that family and explain to them that I was texting and driving. I also think it is really selfish, it is kind of like saying I this text message is more important than the person in front of me life. I also have done a lot of paper on texting and driving and that is why I don’t text and drive I don’t want to be a hypocrite and go against everything I say about not doing it. Teenagers now and days cannot stay off their phones. We grow up with technology, we live off of technology. I thought of this paragraph when you challenged us to not use our phone for a whole day. If we cannot go a whole day or even two hours without using our phones, then how does this law expect us to go 20 minutes without touching our phone. This is another example as to why this law needs to affect the teenagers

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