The Dangers of Texting and Driving Essay

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Texting and driving is known to the world as one of the most dangerous things to do while on the road. Not only is it dangerous to the person driving, but also much more dangerous to the people and cars surrounding that particular individual. According to many people texting and driving is similar if not identical to that of drunk driving. For example texting and driving physically and mentally impairs you to drive straight down a road, without causing a danger to people. As a whole population, we need to stop the use of texting and driving whether it’s putting laws in place or designing a program that shuts off the use of texting the moment you step foot in the car. Anything at this moment in time will help us; all we need to do is…show more content…
So clearly this is a valid problem that needs to be stopped. While watching “From One Second To The Next - A Texting while driving documentary” by Werner Herzog there were three instances where texting and driving changed these three families lives forever. The first example from the documentary occurred in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where a small child and his older sister were walking along a cross walk at a four way intersection when a young teenager ran the stop sign impaired while texting, and hit the small child paralyzing him from the neck down. The second accident took place in Bluffton, Indiana. A man had his head in his lap texting his wife when he hit an Amish Buggy, going about 50 mph and killed three young children on impact. The third example happened in Logan, Utah when a young adult was distracted with his phone when he crossed over the center line of the road where he side swiped another car leaving it skidding in his lane heading straight into oncoming traffic. The two passengers that were hit in the car suffered major injuries and killed on impact. This video not only shows us the consequences for the victims lives, but for the people that caused it in the first place. They now have to go through life knowing that they killed or seriously injured someone just because of a stupid text message. Something that could have been taken care of by pulling over or even at a stop light or when they arrived at their

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