Argument Essay On Texting While Driving

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Paola Bojorquez Pro. Wenzell English 100 21 September 2016 Essay #1 Texting while driving It’s time to stop texting while driving. Most of the accidents are accused of distracted driving and most of the distractions are most of the time caused by cell phones. However, some opponents feel that creating a law against cell phone use infringes their personal rights. Other people assume that prohibiting from someone from using their cell phone is the same thing in just like telling someone that they can't adjust their radio or chat with someone else in the car. However, using a cell phone, whether you are texting or talking, while driving can be extremely dangerous; That should be made illegal in the fact that it is very hazardous to …show more content…

Nowadays, texting while behind the wheel forgets about the amount of drunk driving according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Texting while driving is six times more likely to cause a wreck than drunk driving. You are approximately 23 times more likely to wreck if you are texting. Texting while driving is equal to driving blind for 5 seconds each text and through those 5 seconds, you can commit an accident or even kill a person. Being familiar with changes in technology with cell phones and texting, the newer phones make it even easier today to text than it did 10 years ago. Today some phones have built-in keyboards, touchscreen keyboards, and phones without that are self-aware built in to try to figure out the word based on the spelling so once the correct word comes up you can just touch it and it will be right there for you in the text without you having you spell the word correctly or not. According to kelly (2012), about “six billion messages are sent a day and over 2.2 trillion in the US, (Kelly, 2012). The worst violators are high school seniors, 58% have said they have texted while they were driving within the month before the study (Bratsis,2013).” That is a lot of teens that are texting nowadays. The majority of teenagers argue that “texting and driving is a “common” thing to do.” but when not only their lives but also other

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