Persuasive Essay—Cell Phones and Driving

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Persuasive Essay—Cell phones and driving Suzy Campbell Title Balancing my coffee on my left leg, eating a donut with my right hand, using my cell phone with my left hand, driving with my right knee and having a conversation with a friend at the same time are surprisingly enough all legal, as long as they don’t interfere with my driving. While all these distractions can potentially interfere with my driving, the one most people often notice is the use of cell phones. Although using cell phones while driving can potentially cause disaster, they should not be banned by it. Many issues exist regarding how distracting a cell phone is when used while driving. Cell phones are a major distraction. In fact, the United States has over…show more content…
Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience not the drive and talk on their cell phones. Central Idea: Using hands free devices while driving motor vehicle. I. Introduction II. Distraction issues A. Cell phones are a major distraction 1. 115 million users 2. Four to five times more likely to get in an accident B. Many other distractions 3. Changing clothes 4. Eating 5. Putting on makeup 6. Reading a book 7. Changing radio III. Results of cell-phone use C. Major cause of accidents 8. Using them could be as bad as drunk driving 9. Second leading cause of accidents D. To many motor vehicle accident involving cell phones 10. Cell phones are actually only minor a. 2500 deaths b. 330,000 injuries 11. Other distractions result in about 8% of accidents 12. 18 million emergency calls per year IV. Other possibilities for helping E. Results of distractions already outlawed (reckless driving) F. Driver can help prevent accidents (hands-free set for cell phone) G. Laws need to more broadly ban distractions V. Conclusion 13. Show proof of supporting evidence. 14. Make the audience understand the risks of talking while operating a vehicle.

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