Texting and Driving Essay

1063 WordsFeb 18, 20125 Pages
Chantay Lowe English 1301 Persuasive Essay People should be cited for texting while driving because not only are drivers putting themselves in danger but also everyone else around them. Statistics have indicated that over 6,000 deaths and well over half a million injuries have occurred due to drivers using cell phones in 2011 alone. Drivers sending or receiving test messages take their eyes off of the road for at least five seconds which is enough time to cover an entire football field. One could only imagine the tremendous amount of damage that can be done driving across a football field with unopened eyes. “The more cognitive workload capacity that you consume, the less likely it is that you’re going to scan the road”…show more content…
Drunk drivers don’t necessarily have a clear understanding about what they’re doing because they’re not in their right state of mind; all they want is to get home safely. Intoxicated drivers don’t have intentions of being blamed for the tragic death of someone’s teenage daughter. Yet, there are drivers who are blindly aware of what they’re doing, who knowingly take their eyes off of the road, people who knowingly put themselves and others around them in danger, and who knowing practice extreme risks that may take someone’s life. However, they are actually able to get away every day that is until someone actually gets hurt. Are intoxicated drivers really any worse than anyone who drives while text messaging. Some people might believe citations should not be given for texting while driving because they see it as just another activity to partake in while driving, such as doing your hair, or even changing the radio station. Some people seem to believe that they have it down packed; they put the cell phone up to the steering wheel and text. Drivers believe that using this method they are able to read ad respond to their messages as well as keep their eyes on the road. Drivers believe that they are actually helping others out and reducing the number of automobile accidents because they have their cell phone at eye-level. People may also believe that it’s the most effective way to communicate

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