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Persuasive Essay On Texting While Driving

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Don’t you always hear about those fatal crashes that involve texting while driving? Well, don’t let that be you! Some states across the country have now made it illegal to drive while talking or being on a hand-held cellular phone. Not everybody believes that this should be a law passed across the country. I believe that the law of not being allowed to drive while talking or being on a cell phone should be passed in more states. Three reasons I think this should be a law is that there have been to many drivers who have died while texting or using a cell phone. Also, innocent people become victims of cell phone usage while driving. People have many other alternatives to texting and cell phone usage available to them. There have been to many drivers who die while texting or using a cell phone. Most car accidents happen because of the 5 seconds the driver takes their eyes of the road. If it only takes five seconds for something terrible to happen then people should not be spending their time texting or talking. Texting or talking on a handheld device makes a driver twenty three times more likely to have an accident. This means that texting is extremely dangerous for a driver and puts them at risk for injury. An estimated 421,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver. That is a large amount of people that have been injured. Texting in cars and trucks causes over 3,000 deaths and 330,000 injuries per year. These distracted drivers not only put themselves at risk but also all of those drivers and people around them. The innocent people become victims of cell phone usage while driving. Nearly one in five crashes in which someone was injured involved distracted driving. If you could not only put your... ... middle of paper ... ...ived admitted they were sending or receiving texts when they crashed. One of the most easiest things to do if you get a text message is to pull over. Most new cars have an onstar or bluetooth installed and people should use that. Many drivers don’t think texting or talking while driving is dangerous, but it is a very big distraction. Therefore I think people should not be on their cell phone while they are driving. It’s such a simple task to just put your phone down while you’re driving. Simply putting down your phone could save your life and also someone elses, too. Ten percent of all drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted. After all, I believe its a no brainer to put your phone down while you are driving a car.