Cell Phone Usage while Driving Essay

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In 2011, 1.3 million crashes were caused by someone using a cell phone that is at least 28% accidents per year. (National Safety Council) Most of us think its ok and that we will be ok “it’s just like adjusting the radio” but no, it’s not. “Texting and driving has become a greater hazard than drinking and driving among teens who openly acknowledge sending and reading text messages while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle.”(Long Island NEWSDAY) “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2010 driver distraction was the cause of 18 percent of all fatal crashes – with 3,092 people killed – and crashes resulting in an injury – with 416,000 people wounded.”(Federal Communications Commission) How many of us think…show more content…
Debra stated “’ I've felt no depression from this, I adjusted to having one arm’”. (DEBRA FORD) When I asked about the accident itself Debra said;”’ on a personal note, upon impact, I wasn't aware we were hit! I lost my hearing for like minute!! Steph grabbed my hair to hold me in place, After sliding approximately 176 ft. off pavement to ditch, we were on an incline sliding backwards and my elbow managed to get pinched between the window frame and ground, de-gloving the skin and muscle to my wrist, breaking the major bone up out of my arm. I remained calm. Making sure my daughter wasn't hurt. Due to all the dirt and debris, it managed to clot the bleeding. That’s what saved me! I remember feeling so blessed it was just an arm! Not my daughter or her arm, so I was at peace with that!! Every day in the hospital I just felt blessed because we were alive! It was just an arm, seem like no big deal, 15 days, 5 operations later and I'm good!! Me and my daughter are alive and well. To me I feel very blessed.”’ (DEBRA FORD) I was shocked to hear her say that “it was just an arm.” But I understand what she means. Debra was right. It was a blessing because the outcome could have been a lot worse than it was. That day I could have lost both my aunt Debra and my cousin Stephanie. In 2008 a court agreed that Vanessa McGrogan was at fault due to her being on her cell phone and ordered
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