Texting, Driving, And The Dangers Surrounded By It

1080 WordsDec 11, 20145 Pages
Texting and Driving Introduction The message I chose to analyze is texting and driving, and the many dangers surrounded by it. I selected this message because people need to become more aware of how serious the issue is and the increasing number of fatalities that are resulting due to texting and driving. Did you know that texting takes your eyes off the road for 4.6 seconds? At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of an entire football field blindfold (Distraction.Gov). Now just envision that you are driving to the grocery store and you receive a text message from someone. You check the road ahead of you and everything seems to be flowing smoothly so you glance down to reply to the message. Then as you look back up, all of the sudden there is a huge traffic jam but it is too late for you to stop and you smash into the vehicle ahead of you. In the PSA of texting while driving, the central idea of the message is that if you text and drive, you are not only putting your own life at risk, but also the passengers in your vehicle as well as the other drivers on the road. According to Pew Research Center, “One in three (34%) of texting teens ages 16-17 say they have texted while driving. That translates into 26% of all American teens ages 16-17” (Teens and Distracted Driving). Also, “48% of teens ages 12-17 admit to being in the car when the driver was texting” and “40% say they have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone in a way that put themselves or others in

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