Distracted Driving Annotated Bibliography

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Annotated Bibliography "Distracted Driving." Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection. Detroit: Gale, 2012. Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 6 Mar. 2013. In this article “Distracted Driving”, many distractions are mentioned other than just cell phone usage, such as changing the radio station or driving with kids in the back seat. It is stated that the dangers from distracted driving are because of the decrease in brain function and inability to pay full attention to the road. These practices lead to wrecks and in many cases death. This article is written by writers for the Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection from Gale Database. Because this database is well known and used at a variety of high schools, this…show more content…
Web. 8 Mar. 2013. Copeland discusses the impact parents have on their children, more specifically teens, while driving. When parents perform distracting tasks while driving, they are teaching their kids that it is okay to do. Copeland surveyed parents and teens about how often the parents use their phone when driving. Copeland’s article is meant to inform parents of their effects on teen’s driving behaviors. Their actions behind the wheel let their children know what is okay to do and what is not. If parents are aware of this then it would help them try to set a good example. This academic journal is a reliable source that comes from the database Academic Search Elite, provided by school’s online database systems. This article about parent’s distractions can be used to show that poor driving is not just practiced by teens. The teens that use their phone or groom themselves while driving very well could have been learned by their parents. Although distractions are a problem amongst teens, in a persuasive essay Copeland’s article would help claim that teens are not the only distracted drivers. Copeland, Larry. "Most Teens Still Driving While Distracted." USA Today 2 Aug. 2010.: Academic Search Elite. Web. 13 Mar. 2013 Copeland’s article about teen driving claims that teens know the consequences of distracted driving. However, they continue to use their phones and participate in such behaviors. Copeland states that most

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