Practice Safe Text

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As a result of millions of injuries and deaths among the people of our country, cell phone use, and more specifically texting while driving, has become a big issue. Since texting and driving is a big issue, there are active and upcoming ways to stop it. Throughout the recent years, there have been hundreds of campaigns as well as ads on television, and in magazines to convince people to stop the use of cell phones while driving. Technology in cars is also being built to address the issue of texting and driving behind the wheel. There needs to be steps taken to address the rising number of cell phone related accidents, and if these don’t adequately help the situation, then there needs to be law enforcement set up to keep people off of their phone while driving. What are people’s reasons for texting and driving? People text and drive for many reasons; however, most of the reasons are because of social media, technology, and seeing someone else do it. Some may say that texting is an addiction, but it’s nothing more than compulsive behavior. When people get a text from their significant other, they feel that they need to respond immediately. Even though it has been proven that texting and driving is a bad combination, people still feel that nothing bad can happen to them and will proceed to text and drive anyways. Technology plays a huge role in this big issue because people feel the urge to use their device while driving. IPads, IPhones, Kindles, Smartphones, and other objects provide entertainment, apps, and instant messaging, so when people want to use their devices while driving, they are able to because of modern technology. Teens today are influenced by texting and driving because they see their parents and friends do the a... ... middle of paper ... ... of US Teen Deaths." SafetyTRWcom. TRW, 10 July 2013. Web. 28 Mar. 2014. . Mukherji, Aditi. "Texting and Driving: 5 Potential Consequences." FindLaw Blotter. N.p., 7 Oct. 2013. Web. 31 Mar. 2014. . Halverson, Nic. "Mashable." Mashable. Discovery News, 15 Mar. 2013. Web. 31 Mar. 2014. . "Safe Teen Driving Blog." : What Is Being Done to Stop Distracted Driving? N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014. . "What We Do." Prevent Texting and Driving Accidents With PDDAorg. PDDA, n.d. Web. 31 Mar. 2014. .
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