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The Dangers Of Texting And Driving

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I have decided to write about the different dangers of driving. As many people know our biggest issue in today’s world with teenage driving is texting and driving. Now people have been told that texting and driving is against the law, but they still continue to do it thinking well its only for a second but that one second can take your life and other innocent drivers around you would you want to be responsible for killing someone else especially a child or worse an infant I don’t think so. So next time you think about picking up that phone think about you brothers, sisters, mom, dad, kids, aunts, and whoever else would you want them to be coming home from work and get into a fatal car accident because the other driver was texting and driving,…show more content…
Whether its texting, talking on the phone, sending emails, or surfing the web. Cell phone use is associated with higher rates of fatal car crashes. Accidents involving drivers using their cell phones are avoidable but many people put everyone’s safety at risk by ignoring laws against distracted driving.” (Edgar Snyder & Associates .2002-2014) This is why so many people get killed by texting and driving! “Texting while driving makes a driver 23 xs more likely to crash. Drivers talking on a cell phone are 4 xs more likely to have a car accident. Talking on a cell phone while driving can make a young driver 's reaction time as slow as that of a 70 year old. Answering a text takes away your attention for about five seconds. That is enough time to travel the length of a football field. Studies have found that texting while driving causes a 400% increase in time spent with eyes off the road. 94% of drivers support bans on texting while driving. 74% of drivers support bans on hand-held cell phone use. Those are just some of the statistics of texting and driving.” (Edgar Snyder & Associates…show more content…
Lexi was driving and as they were going down highway H it was a little foggy they were headed home when all of the sudden out of the middle of nowhere popped a car in front of them they had no chance of even remotely moving out of the way. I received they call at 10 o’ clock at night saying they were in an accident. I met them up at the hospital. Where I found out that Gabi, daniella, and Matthew were pronounced dead on the scene Avaiyah was in critical condition, and Lexi had minor cuts and bruises. Later on they got the reports from the accident finding out the guy who hit they was overly intoxicated. Still to this day it hurts me every time I go visit Avaiyah or pass by the sight where the wreck occurred. So in conclusion people need to take the time out to think about the people around them all them people had families they will not be going back to. “Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 51 minutes.” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .2014) “In the United States in 2007, the death toll from drinking and driving was 1,393 nearly four fatalities every day. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death among teenagers in the United States and are responsible for more than one in three deaths of American teenagers. The risk of a driver under the influence of alcohol being killed in a vehicle accident