Distracted Driving : Being A Distracted Driver

1853 WordsApr 19, 20178 Pages
Being a distracted driver. It is talked about all the time on the news or on social media, someone gets hurt or dies from being distracted while driving. Distracted driving should be avoided for many reasons. These reasons include, it is against the law, it is unsafe, and it has major consequences. Many people lose their lives to the hand of distracted drivers. There are many laws put in place when it comes to driving, yet most people do not follow these laws. “Any licensed driver under the age of 18 is subject to provisional restrictions. For the first 12 months, a driver must be accompanied by a licensed parent or guardian, an instructor or another licensed driver who is at least 25 years old…” is a law that can be found in regards to…show more content…
(There are exceptions for work related driving), drivers under 21 may not drive with a blood alcohol concentration level (BAC) of .01 or higher, drivers under 21 may not consume alcohol in any form, including cough syrup, and prescription drugs, any driver may not drive with a BAC of .08 or higher, the driver of any vehicle requiring a commercial driver license may not drive with with a BAC of .04 percent or higher, a driver under 18, may not drive with ANY measurable blood alcohol concentration, repeat offenders may not drive with a BAC of .01 or greater.” These are just a few examples on the laws of driving under the influence. Driving under the influence goes for alcohol, drugs, or anything that can alter one’s ability to perform everyday tasks, including following and applying traffic laws. When one drives under the influence, it makes them unable to properly assess traffic situations and make the correct and safe decisions while driving. With the knowledge that many people choose to disobey traffic laws set in place, the question of why the laws are set in place comes up a lot; the answer, to attempt to keep people on and off the road safe. It is unsafe to drive while distracted and if one is driving while distracted, it can cause others to also drive while distracted. “Traffic safety experts classify distractions into three main

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