Texting And Driving

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Our social issue is about texting while driving in Brevard County, Florida. Texting and driving can be extrememely dangerous and has become a significant problem due to the vast number of deaths, particularly in teenage drivers. In Brevard County, the most common factors contributing to the increasing amount of deaths while driving a motor vehicle is inexperience and immaturity (mainly young adults), poor choices such as drug use and alcohol, and distractions like cell phone use. Technology such as cell phones and computers have become a necessity for people, mostly teens, in this generation as a way to communicate with others. Texting has developed as a social norm ever since the 21st century began, many teens use their cell phones in everyday life; therefore, it has also become very common and normal for teens to text and drive. According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in 2010, 59% of teenage passenger deaths occurred in vehicles driven by another teen, 17% of teenage deaths occured between 9pm and midnight and 25% between midnight and 6am, and 55% occurred from Friday-Sunday (“Teen Driver Programs,” 2017). Due to the fact that most of the drivers that are getting into these accidents are teenagers, the areas that have the most risk are school zones and school crossings. These distracted teenagers effect not only their safety, but the safety of people around them. Texting while driving is the same as driving blind for five seconds, it makes you twenty

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