Cause And Effects Of Texting While Driving

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The act of sending electronic messages or texting is easily accessible to anyone that owns a cell phone. Often people are seen with the cell phone in one hand and texting while walking, eating in a restaurant with friends, working or shopping. It has become a part of everyday life. The convenience and the need to stay connected has made texting a useful method of communicating, that has increased dramatically with teenagers. “Adolescents report that texting is the most common way that they stay in contact with friends, sending an average of a hundred texts per day” (Delgado para. 1). This includes texting while driving. The effects of distracted driving from texting include legal penalties, increase in insurance premiums, motor vehicle crashes, and even death. Texting while driving has become a major problem in the United State and a simple LOL can have serious consequences. The main causes of the texting craze are the convenience of sending quick messages that are fast and easy. It can be simpler than making a phone call and getting caught up in a conversion when your time is limited. It also allows you to share and respond instantly so there is a sense of always being connected to peers. “Texting has become a way that adolescents forge social bonds, and texting between adolescents often serves to promote social cohesion in peer groups” (Delgado para. 1). At the same time, one big adolescent milestone is getting a driver’s license. Teenagers often feel that they are
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