Texting While Driving Is A Major Concern Worldwide

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Texting and Driving Sergio Lugo Miami Dade College Introduction Texting while driving has become a major concern worldwide due to its highly probable fatal results. Texting while driving can be defined as the act of communicating on a mobile communication device via short message services or electronic mails. Since the early years of the 21st century, mobile communication devices have gained wide usage and have almost become the standard mode of communication. Their use has brought undesired concerns. It has been established that a large number of the accidents that occur on roads worldwide is as a result of low or lack of attention by the driver. There have been different campaigns aimed at sensitizing the public on the risks of texting while driving. Different legislations too have been passed in different countries to curb this act but still accidents occur every day as a result of texting and driving. In some countries, sections of the population have opposed these laws claiming that they are infringing on their fundamental rights. According to the Federal Communications Commission, at least nine lives are lost every day through accidents that are a result of inattention by the drivers, as they were replying to a text message or an email on their phones (Federal Communications Commission, 2014). This research essay will look into the dangers of driving while texting and give reasons for responsible use of electronic communication devices while driving. It will

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