Texting and Driving: Grounds for Jailtime Essay

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Argumentative essay

Where has technology taken us that even while driving people have to be texting? Although texting while driving has become a disaster for many families and killed many people’s lives, it was first seen as a great way to communicate when driving. Over the years humans have adapted to doing many things that we see everything normal and do not stop for a second to realize that it can harm us or others. Most people don’t realize that it only takes three seconds of distraction for an accident to happen. Texting while driving is one of the things that has harmed families, and split apart, killed, and maimed. Even the perpetrators may never be able to forget the terrible harm they caused for three seconds of mindless activity. As humans beings we should be more considerate of others, and not let the world revolve around us. Even though texting is a great way to communicate today, to use it while driving it causes distractions, increase the chances of getting in a car accident, and slows down your reaction. The fact is texting and driving has become a common place due to the fact that very few restrictions or laws prohibit it; someone who is caught texting while driving, should have their license taken away for five months and if they still don’t listen, get a couple of days in jail.

To begin, texting while driving is a distraction because the person is so attentive on what they are reading that they are not focused on their driving. ‘According to the…

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