Persuasive Speech Plan: Driving While Texting Essay

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Persuasive Speech Plan Topic: Texting while driving is dangerous to you and others. General Purpose: To persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience not to drive and text. When I have finished my speech, my audience will be able to see why driving and texting is dangerous to themselves as well as others. Central Idea: Persuade others not to text and drive because it is very dangerous. Persuasive Proposition: (Statement of Fact, Value, or Policy) Statement of fact and policies Organizational Strategy/Pattern: Cause and Effect Attempting to Change: (attitude, belief, value, behavior) Behavior and attitude Passive Agreement or Immediate Action? : Immediate action Main Points: Today I will persuade you…show more content…
b. Memory requires a “selective attention” in order to store information while focusing on one task at a time, like driving. c. One study showed a 37% reduction of the brain’s activity in the parietal lobe that processes cognitive, memory, information regarding the driving task, sense of direction and “spatial sense” as well as the occipital lobe that processes the visual information (Aker, 2011). C. The third way, texting affects driving is through our visual field. a. Our vision is one of the most “important sense for safe driving,” but when our visual field is distracted, our peripheral vision decreases, causing tunnel vision or inattention blindness causing drivers not to process everything in the roadway that must be observed and fully analyzed, such as road hazards and responding to unexpected situations. (Brodie, 2008). b. This affects the visual processing reaction time causing the driver to drive much slower, keeping a distance between vehicles and checking their mirrors and blind spots (Aker, 2011). c. Visual distractions can also cause the driver to increase their cerebral capacity by trying to concentrate on texting rather than thinking about driving, which affects the visual cortex through the hemi retina, only getting half of the visual field. d. Sending or receiving a text takes a driver's eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds causing the

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