Research Proposal: Texting While Driving Final Paper

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Research Proposal RES 341 October 12, 2011 Research Proposal Section I: Problem Statement It is an unknown fact that texting while driving has a greater impact on the rise of car accidents from introduction in 1992. Section II; Research Purpose The purpose of this research is to discover if texting while driving is the leading cause of automobile accidents of today. Society does not view texting while driving as a safe practice. There are ["There are" is an awkward phrase if "there" is not clearly a location] many articles, news reports, and laws passed on texting while operating a vehicle because of the danger associated with the act. Texting while driving causes numerous of problems such as:…show more content…
Section V Preliminary Literature Review Short message service (SMS) better known as text message became popular within the past five years. Although [If "Although" did not begin an introductory phrase, this sentence is probably a fragment] text messages are a fast and convenient method of receiving and relaying a message there are significant dangers that coexists with texting while driving. The risk associated with texting while driving increase the risk of an accident or near accident by 23.2%. This type of driving distraction leads to three increasing safety risk; those risks are, the decrease of the driver’s mental focus when texting, the removal of one hand from the steering wheel to send a message, and reducing visual use once the driver removes his or her eyes from watching the road to read an incoming text message. [Writing suggestion: If this sentence is as long as 50 or more words, it can be confusing because it can have logic twists, recursions, or long lists. Cut it into shorter sentences featuring one idea. Shorter sentences are easier to comprehend] “An average of one in five drivers admits to texting while driving” (Gardner, 2010, p.1 [Leave a space before the number] ). Although [If "Although" did not begin an introductory phrase, this sentence is probably a fragment] texting while driving increases the

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