The Outcome Of Texting And Driving

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The Outcome from Texting and Driving About a week ago my best friend Christina and I where driving home from work, It was around 3:15 a.m. we where so exhausted and didn 't want anything more than to be home in our beds. I was following behind her, we just turned on our dirt road when she came to a hill going anywhere from 60-70 MPH on a dirt road, she had her phone in her hand texting her boyfriend. As she looked up from her phone, there was a pig standing there right in the middle of the road, Christina swerves and looses control flying straight threw a fence, hitting a tree in a pasture. That night I pulled my best friend out of her car window, She was in so much shock she couldn 't even answer when I asked if she was alright. The point of this story is if Christina wouldn 't have been on her phone while driving, she wouldn 't be riding with me everywhere, she wouldn 't have gave me a heart-attack, and her parents wouldn’t have taken her phone. Christina is very lucky to be alive today, and waking away from that wreck with minor injuries. It could have been worse, she could be dead. Texting and driving is the act of sending, reading text messages, email, or any use on a phone while driving. Texting and driving has became a huge issue in today’s society. Many teens, as well as adults have formed regular habits to become distracted from the road by their cell phones, knowing the possible outcome. Texting while driving is dangerous because it can kill another person in the amount of time that it takes to send a text message. According to National Safety Council Reports, “the use of cell phones while driving leads to 1.6 billion crashes each year, Nearly 333,000 people get injured in accidents each year caused by texting while d... ... middle of paper ... ...ents, a brother, and countless friends who all miss him terribly, but what hurts most, John left behind a beautiful two-year old little girl w.o will never fully understand what an amazing man her daddy was. John knew better, In fact, not even 24-hours before his crash his father warned him to “put that phone down, its controlling your life.” Yet he still made the decision to text while driving. Texting while driving leaves less than half a persons attention on the road and puts not only the drivers life at risk, but passengers and other drivers as well. The brain cannot handle the overload of responsibilities and information when a person tries to text and drive at the same time that it takes to send a text message you can kill your self or another person in just a matter of seconds. Texting while driving is si dangerous, it can wait, if not pull your vehical over.
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