Banning the Use of Cell Phones While Driving Should Be Mandatory Nationwide

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A. General Purpose: persuade B. Specific Purpose: inform the audience of the dangers of using cellphones while driving and convince the audience why it is essential to ban use of cellphones while driving should be mandatory nationwide C. Central idea: with increased use of technology and more specifically cellphones there are an increased number of accidents due to distraction because of the use of cellphones while driving. Therefore, the government should pass legislation to ban cell phone usage while driving nationwide I. Introduction Cell phones are as common in the market today as a wrist watch on your arm. They are always at our side whether you’re young or elderly, ready to be answered, receive text messages, check…show more content…
1. Supporting material: The National Safety Council also estimates that in a recent year, 21% of vehicular crashes (1,100,000) involved talking on either a handheld or hands free cell phone. 2. Supporting material: about 6,000 deaths and a half a million injuries are caused by distracted drivers every year. B. Main Point #2 : distraction caused by cellphone usage while driving 1. Supporting material :talking on a cell phone while driving can make a young driver’s reaction time as slow as that of a 70-year-old 2. Supporting material: while answering a text takes away your attention for about five seconds. That is enough time to travel the length of a football field. C. Main Point #3: it is essential that government pass legislation to ban cell phone usage while driving nationwide to make the roads safer, however Implementing the ban is an ongoing process in the USA and there is an ongoing controversy : 1. Supporting material: More than 250 bills prohibiting or restricting cell phone use while driving are pending in 42 state legislatures despite disagreement over the risk cell phones pose and the effectiveness of enforcement 2. Supporting material: controversy as some believe that using a mobile phone while driving whether it’s by talking or texting, is no more preoccupying or hazardous than it is to be talking to a passenger or fiddling around with the radio and or navigation system I. Conclusion
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