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Texting And Driving Cause Death Essay

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The facts are astounding and horrific. According to the Association for Safe and International Travel, nearly 1.3 million individuals are killed in road related crashes each year. This accounts for 3,287 deaths each day. Among the statistics, is the fact, that car related accidents are the leading cause of death among young adults ages 15 through 29. It is also the second leading cause of death worldwide among young people ages 5 through 14. Unless action is taken, car related deaths are expected to become the fifth leading cause of death by 2030.
One of the actions I would propose is changing the age where teenagers can first get their license. In Minnesota, for example, if you pass your road related test; you can have a license by 16.
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Did you know that the minimal amount of time your attention is taken away from the road when you’re texting and driving is five seconds? It is not just texting that makes a crash occur up to 23 times more likely. There is also the factor of reaching for a device (1.4 times more risk), talking or listening (1.3 times more risk) and dialing (2.8 times more risk). Regardless if you’re the 77% of young adults that feel they can safely text and driving, without technology advanced cell phones, texting and driving will still be an issue many years to…show more content…
offenders. According to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, 1/3 of all drivers arrested or convicted of drunk driving are repeat offenders. In Wisconsin, a man was arrested for his tenth D.W.I. Also, in Minnesota, for example, a man was released from jail after his 27th D.W.I. Where are prosecutors? Why isn’t the law more forceful? Why can an individual get a 27th D.W.I and nothing is done before hand? If we as a nation step up, we can prevent less drinking and driving related crashes. This rings true especially for repeated offenders. If you have 27th D.W.I. convictions, you should never be allowed to drive
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