Texting, Driving, By Texting And Driving

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Texting and Driving “Over the last few years mobile phones have become significantly more developed, allowing people to access social networking sites, browse the internet, use maps and play music. Complex applications can now be used on the move anywhere in the world, and as technology advances further we need to understand how it impacts on driver behavior” (Reed, N., Robbins). We have become addicted to our little back lit devices we call a cell phones, that we can’t even set it down to drive from point A to point B without picking it up. In doing this harmless action it brings a whole new set of dangers, more than just reaching for our device, by doing that one simple action it increases your risk of an accident by 1.4X (Texting and Driving Statistics). Just by doing this can injure other innocent people, texting and driving so harmful for others not just the one person on a cell phone. Looking at your phone while driving 55mph for just five seconds is the equivalent of driving the length of a football field without looking at the road (Texting and Driving Statistics) .Which is just like driving blind for five seconds. So many people are chained to their phone that they cannot simply drive without picking it up their phone to check, surf or reply to a text. Approximately 1 in every 5 people surf the web or text while driving (Texting and Driving Statistics). So many accidents could be avoided if people just left their phones in their purses or cupholders instead of

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