Dangers Of Texting And Driving

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Children eventually grow up into teens and are able to get their license to drive themselves around instead of their parents taking them everywhere. When teenagers get their driver’s license, they often think that they are untouchable and terrific drivers. This is not the case; many teens do use their phones while driving and many lose their lives because of it. Some statistics to show for this are: “11 teens die every day as a result of texting while driving. According to a AAA poll, 94% of teen drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting and driving, but 35% admitted to doing it anyway. 21% of teen drivers involved in fatal accidents were distracted by their cell phones. Teen drivers are 4x more likely than adults to get into car crashes or near-crashes when talking or texting on a cell phone. A teen driver with only one additional passenger doubles the risk of getting into a fatal car accident. With two or more passengers, they are 5x as likely” (EdgarSnyder). Teens often feel that they are able to text while driving and that nothing will happen to them, but texting while driving is extraordinarily dangerous for everyone on the roads. Numerous teen, adult and young children’s lives could be saved everyday if texting and driving was banned. Many people have lost their lives or loved ones lives due to texting and driving. There are countless stories about people losing loved ones because of someone who was texting while driving and took their life. One of these stories

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