The Dangers Of Texting And Driving

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Introduction I. ATTENTION getter: Can you remember the last text you sent? Was it important enough for you to risk your life and the life of others on the road with you? The people that have been injured in texting and driving accidents would tell you probably not; and the people that have died in texting and driving accidents wish they were still here to tell you it absolutely was not important enough. II. Thesis/Subject: NEED We need to educate ourselves on the risks of texting and driving. It’s not just a small problem anymore, it is major cause of many accidents in our society today and is completely preventable. III. Relevance to audience/Reason audience should listen: Cell phones are extremely prominent in…show more content…
(Emotional appeal: fear) Body I. There are so many statistics out there about the dangers and impacts of texting and driving and they are staggering. A. It’s a fact that driving requires a lot of your attention. According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention article from 2015, “there are three kinds of distractions: visual, manual, and cognitive. Texting embodies all three of these distractions." So how can you give driving any of your focus when you’re being distracted in three different ways when you start texting? Well, you can’t. You aren’t paying attention to the road, not well at least. B. Not only does texting distract you while you’re doing it, but also after you’ve put your phone back down. A University of Utah article wrote, “It takes 27 seconds following a text to regain full attention to driving.” So not only are you distracted for the duration of the time you’re looking at your phone, but also for almost thirty seconds afterward. So much can happen in that amount of time. Transition: There are current laws in place to prevent texting and driving, however there needs to be stronger enforcement. II. On June 1, 2012, Governor Kasich signed House Bill 99 which is still the current law in place. A. Under this legislation, individuals under 18 are not allowed to use their phone in any way, this
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