The Banning Texting While Driving

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Many states prohibit texting while driving. In fact, laws have been established that prevent drivers from using their cell phone unless it is an emergency. About 73% of drivers say it is easy to text and drive, however 1.3 million car crashes are caused by texting and driving. An effort to band texting and driving in Texas is at limbo in the Senate and was one vote shy of having enough members agree to bring it to the floor. (Tinsley 1) Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo states that they are so very close and will prevent death, injuries and reduce property damage. Furthermore, she finds it difficult to believe that anyone is opposed to this. Some of the statistics of texting and driving: approximately 660,000 drivers are using cellular phones while driving. Unites States’ drivers are reported as 20% of teens using the cell phone and 10% adults using cell phones while driving. Driving a vehicle while texting is six times more dangerous than driving while intoxicated, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. (Distracted Driving 1) The Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood states distracted driving is a deadly epidemic. The most recent survey conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center shows just how widespread it is in almost 2/3 of the survey respondents had seen drivers in vehicles texting or on the cell in the previous 30days. Almost, 94% had observed motorist talking on a hand held phone. (Driving distracted 1) There are many
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