Just imagine driving down the road, seeming as if there are no cares in the world; one second later a child runs out in front of the car, but no one sees him because their eyes are glued to their cell phones. An innocent life has just been lost because a click of a button. Some people do not realize how dangerous texting and driving can really be. Most people consider themselves to be great at multitasking; well, when it comes to texting and driving, no one can really predict what the outcome could be. It could be a small accident or a very traumatic one; nobody will know until it happens to him. Texting and driving should be illegal in all states; no person should be putting other’s lives on the line just because he or she made the choice to text and drive. Some statistics that really strike people’s attention are some such as these:
“91% of American adults own a cell phone and almost half admit to texting while driving, and over 73% of teenagers admit to texting while driving (Rainie). Also, a person who takes his or her eyes off the road for five seconds while driving 55 miles per hour is driving blind for the entire length of a football field (Marino), and lastly, texting on a cell phone while driving can make a young driver's reaction time as slow as that of a 70 year old person.” (Handwerk)
3,000 is an outrageous number when it comes to teenage deaths, especially when they could have been avoided. Some teenagers admit to texting while driving, but some do not because they do not think anything will ever come about of it. Any adult with a teenage son or daughter should update them on facts about the dangers in texting and driving, and also if they have younger children, they should set a good example while in the car ...
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...ind about sending that text message, knowing that it really can wait and is not worth someone getting hurt or losing their life over. Again, texting while driving is a huge problem in this world today and each state should have some type of law against it. No person should ever want to take their own live or the life of an innocent person all because they made the selfish decision to text while driving.
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