To investigate the dangers of texting while driving, a true experiment is needed to determine if texting is a cause of traffic accidents. A true experiment is thought to be the most accurate type of experimental research, and it is the only type that can establish a cause and effect relationship. Thus, a true experiment can find if texting is a cause that affects traffic accidents. To begin, the experiment will take place on a major road, located in an urban city because a large number of fatal traffic accidents occur in urban settings, when vehicles are traveling less than thirty miles per hour. Random assignment will be used to select participants, and place them into two equal groups, so the sample size is representative of age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic level. Random assignment helps eliminate bias between tech savvy teenagers and older adults, or the use of technology between different ethnicities, or income levels. The experiment will include a control and experimental group, and the manipulated variable is texting while driving. The control group will be instructed to drive through the mapped out course, without a cell phone present in the car. However, the experimental group will drive through the same course, with cell phones that are receiving text messages. The experimenters will have a camera in the car that helps them collect data from the both groups. Each driver will be evaluated on, the number of times they send a text message, the number of
First of all texting while driving is a dangerous and risky thing to do in our society. Texting while driving is illegal in almost all states. People are realizing how dangerous it can be and making it illegal. In an article called distracted driving only two states, Arizona and Montana had no bans on cell phones while driving and only one state had a partial ban which was Missouri. Everybody else had a full ban on texting and driving. In an article called 10 Programmatic Reasons that will make you stop texting and driving today, it said “As the correlation between auto accidents and texting while driving escalates, many municipalities and states are passing legislation making it illegal to text and drive.” This basically is explaining how texting while driving is becoming illegal in almost every state. The punishment for the first couple of times will just be a $100 fine but will increase if you're a repeat offender.. But do you really want to spend $100 on a fine when you could spend it on a new pair of shoes or your kid? Texting while driving is illegal and you can be fined.
“Text messaging … had the longest duration of eyes-off-road time of 4.6 seconds at a six second interval. This equates to a driver traveling the length of a football field at 55 miles per hour without looking at the roadway.” This statement was made by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute when they did a texting while driving study (“Skip Menu”). Texting while driving has become a large problem in the United States and it is growing. There are about 1,600,000 accidents per year as a result of texting while driving. Texting while driving has become a bigger problem for teenagers than drinking while intoxicated. In an article Delthia Ricks wrote for Newsday, she says:
Drivers can now be cited if they are found to be using electronic devices that result in the driver diverting their eyes off the road or becoming distracted to an extent that they put other people 's safety at risk. Talking on the phone may not fulfill this criterion but texting or using a mapping app could certainly qualify. When one is texting, one is actually doing all three activities that are considered distracted driving - their eyes are off the road, they are paying attention to something else and their hands are off the steering wheel. This is an open violation of the law and demonstrates a complete disregard for the safety of others on the road. It has also been observed that drivers who have a tendency to text while driving are also more prone to commit other offenses such as weaving through lanes.
Did you know according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 5,474 people were killed in the United States due to distracted driving incidents and 448,000 were injured in these accidents. (“Texting While Driving” Data Base). Britney is about to turn sixteen and she is wishing that she gets a car. Britney birthday is today and she gets a car so she decided to go over to her friend's house to show her friend her new car. Britney is driving over to her friends and her best friend text her “where are you?” and she look down to text her friend back and say “ten minutes away”, then out of nowhere she runs a red light and that red light is the last thing she will ever see again because it caused her
Hey, LOL, TTYL, and more are texts that are not worth your life or others as we can can see in the Don't Text and Drive image. This powerful image lacks color and life which conveys the heartache and misery it can bring to one's family. Texting while driving proves to be hazardous in that it is a distraction, causes many accidents, and endangers your life and the lives of others. This monster has no age limit and no gender. Everyone at anytime could be subjected to a terrible accident due to you texting and driving or somebody else not paying attention while they are texting and driving. Texting while driving proves to be an epidemic that negatively affects teens and society as a whole and should be avoided at all costs.
In Nevada, there was a law that was created for drivers, which was no texting, and talking on the phone while driving. Texting or operating a handheld device while behind the wheel distracts driver’s attention off the road, the driver loses its focus and ends up getting a ticket or worse into a car accident.In Nevada, there was an estimate of about 3,500 distraction- related car crashes in Nevada annually, that's more than twenty percent of car accidents happening on the road each year.What it means that there are many ways a driver could be distracted for example it's not just texting that's distracting drivers, but going on the internet on the phone or even talking could make a driver be distracted at all time without paying attention to the road, resulting into crashing the car.
In this age of multitasking, the use of cell phones is combined with assignments like cooking, driving, babysitting, walking, doing college assignments and even eating. Whereas the use of cell phones while doing some chores might be simply annoying, the consequence of using cell phone with driving can be fatal. Recent polls by the Pew Research Center and other researchers show that about fifty to ninety percent young Americans admit using their cell phone while driving. This includes about thirty six percent who said they texted or typed something whiles driving. (Lopresti-Goodman, Rivera, & Dressel, 2012). The practice of using phone particularly texting while driving has increased the number of distracted driving accidents. When the cell phone records of people involved
Ever wonder how your life would be if you killed someone while driving and texting? Think of it this way, it could be your friend, your child, someone you love with all of your heart or even you. How would this affect you, your family or the family of someone else you could easily hurt? During this essay I will persuade you why Idaho should enact Legislation which prohibits texting while driving with statistics, facts and my own personal experience.
Living in a world full of new technology being made and thought of is starting to be the main cause of why the universe is losing so many of our teens and young adults to texting and driving Technology is also improving in different ways that people can not keep up with it. In 2013 about 3,154 people died in an accident with a distracted driver(CDC Prevention). Many laws have been issued to decrease the amount of deaths by distracted drivers. On September 30, 2009 President Barack Obama made an executive order banning federal employees to not text and drive on government business or equipment (CDC Prevention). States are trying to create laws to ban inexperienced drivers and adults from being distracted while driving to lower the amount of
Texting while driving is something everyone knows to be dangerous, however, many people continue with this risky behavior. Today, most states have at least one law banning the use of cell phones while driving. However, many of these laws are considered secondary laws (Norton, 2015). This means that a police officer must pull someone over for breaking a primary law before punishing them for breaking the secondary law. For example, if a police officer saw a woman texting and driving, he could not simply pull her over. If texting while driving is a secondary law, he would have to catch her speeding or committing another traffic violation first before he could pull her over. If texting while driving was a primary law, the police officer could pull her over simply for texting. If I was a U.S. senator and I had the opportunity to support a bill that would ban texting and driving in every state, I would support the bill. I strongly believe that texting while driving should become, not just a secondary law, but a primary law
If it is a secondary enforcement, the law is enforced if a primary enforcement offense has occurred. This means that if a driver is found texting while driving, they will not be stopped unless there is another primary violation such as speeding or driving without a seat belt etc.
In Victoria B.C., a women rear ended a police car because she was texting and driving. Even after hitting the car she continued texting the following words: “I just glt (got) into a accident OMG” “I was trying to txt you,” “Ran into a cop car” “OMGGG” The driver was issued a $167 ticket for using her phone while driver. The police officer and the police dog were not hurt, but the driver and a child were taken to the hospital because of minor injuries. The police department shared a photo of the text exchange on Twitter, to raise public awareness, but they took it down because of public shaming of the
At a red light it is nearly impossible to find a driver who is NOT on the phone. A recent AAA study reveals that distracted driving is a huge factor and impacts 6 out of 10 serious accidents involving teenagers. Yet still drivers use their phones while driving, whether its checking emails, social media accounts, GPS systems…they are ALL distractions. The device that will hopefully limit texting and driving is called Drive ID. Drive ID is assembled as a unit that sticks to the windshield under the rearview mirror. Its connected via Bluetooth connection and blocks the driver from using their phone while the car is in motion, except for making emergency phone calls. Drive ID stops drivers from receiving and sending phone calls and text messages,
If you text and drive , you are ready to take a life. I am against texting and driving because it is irresponsible, you are risking others , and driving while texting is closely similar to driving buzzed.