Texting, Driving, And Driving

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For many people being able to drive is like a dream come true especially for people in high school, but it could easily become a nightmare that is never woken up from. The use of technology has grown since the 1990 especially in the past few years, distracting us from things that are important. One of the biggest problems in the United States is texting and driving. Not only are drivers putting themselves in danger but they are also putting passengers in their car and other drivers on the road in danger. Drivers can be easily distracted, and even the smallest activity can shift the drivers attention off the road. Some of the few activities that contribute to being distracted while driving include using a cell phone, talking to a passenger, using the GPS, adjusting the radio and most importantly texting. Texting while driving uses visual, manual and cognitive attention and is one of the leading causes of accidents and deaths currently in the United States. Automobile crashes, caused by texting while driving is like a plague that has spread throughout the nation over the past decade. Whether people think they can safely type on their phone while driving, or just don’t think there is any real danger in the act does not matter. The act none the less is very dangerous because you are not only putting yourself in danger but also you’re putting the lives of the people around you in danger and therefore texting while driving is something that must be stopped. To do this the

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