Essay on Death by Texting: Why You Should Not Text and Drive

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Death by Texting
Motor vehicle collisions stand as one of the leading causes of death in North America. Teens and young adults who have recently gotten their license usually account for about one fatality every 10 minutes. Researchers from the New England Journal of Medicine have done a study on the occurrence of car crashes and the average statistics for crashes during the year shows that about one person in 50 will become involved in a motor vehicle collision. For the people who have become involved in a crash; only about 1 percent of them will die, then 10 percent will be hospitalized, and 25 percent will unfortunately become temporarily disabled. (Donald A. Redelmeier, M.D., and Robert J. Tibshirani, Ph.D., New England Journal of …show more content…

A new experiment then got made to take the failed one’s place. It worked by using an epidemiologic method to evaluate potential associations between the use of cellphones and the risk of a motor vehicle collision in real-world circumstances.
In the experiment, they realized that the persons’ driving style also amounts to over 90 percent of these events. The consenting subjects had to complete a brief questionnaire about their personal characteristics and the features of their collision. Researchers then collected the phone records of each person's cellphone number and verified each invoice by checking the subject's full name, mailing address, and calls made to his or her home phone. For each record, they analyzed all of the telephone activity on both the day of collision and the preceding seven days, with particular attention to the time, duration, and direction (incoming or outgoing) of each call and a special note was made if there was any contact with ambulance personnel, police, or other emergency services. The information that got collected showed that cellphones impaired the drivers’ ability to control the vehicle properly, which then resulted in the vehicle crashing. (Donald A. Redelmeier, M.D., and Robert J. Tibshirani, Ph.D., New England Journal of Medicine)
Since texting has led to many accidents, it shows the overuse of phones and the constant attention people need. This all proves that North America

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