Texting and Teenagers

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Nowadays, developed technology makes communicating easier. Text message is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are not in the same vicinity of each other to be heard directly. According to the article “Texting tendinitis in a teenager” by Isaiah W. Williams, “Students at age between 13 to 18 years old send 173 billion text messages monthly by 293 million cell phone, on average, spend 1 hour and 35 minutes and send 118 messages each day.” (Although some people avoid talking on phone and prefer texting), but texting is more unfavorable for three reasons: Increasing the risk of accident while texting, Using in an unappropriated time, and Misunderstanding abbreviations.
Many teenagers have sent text messages while driving, even though they already known how dangerous it is and should not do it. (Especially while driving because it increases the risk of accidents.) Although family, school, or advertisements have warned those who send text while driving are possibly dangerous, just only a short while if focusing on sending or receiving text messages while driving. It can cause serious accidents or even serious injuries or death. According to William examination, 23 % of accidents, car crashes in 2011 came from used of cell phones while driving. 13% of drivers age 18 – 20 involved in car wrecks admitted to texting on their mobile devices at the time of the crash. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (2007), 4,946 adolescents between 13 and 19 years old died a motor vehicle crash. Further, an analysis of police crash reports revealed that cell phone using while driving (CPWD) among adolescent driver’s increase (Hafetz 1570). Laws can solve this problem by prohi...

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