Dangers Of Texting And Driving

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Four simple letters can either kill or change someone’s life forever. “Don’t text and Drive,” is a phrase we’re all too familiar with. Although we may see and hear about the dangers of it, many of us continue to text and drive. Texting and driving is the leading cause of accidents in the United States. The numbers illustrating the dangers of texting while driving are utterly alarming. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2015, distracted driving killed 3,477 people. In an attempt to decrease the number of accidents and the death toll, due to texting and driving, AT&T phone company launched an “It Can Wait,” campaign. One of the videos used for their campaign shows how great of an impact texting and driving has made on the lives of others. Another company, with the same goal of AT&T, decided to take a different approach to prevent texting and driving. The Wathan Funeral Home, placed a billboard in Toronto stating, “Text and Drive.” This Billboard caused a slew of controversy. Although the two texts take different approaches, they both have the same message, “Don’t Text and Drive.” Texting while driving was estimated to be involved in 200,000 plus, vehicle crashes in 2012. Many injuries and deaths resulted from those vehicle crashes. Due to the alarming number, AT&T decided to commit to bringing texting and driving to an end. With the launch of their It Can Wait campaign, AT&T produced a series of films demonstrating the effects of texting and

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