In conclusion, the state of Florida does not do enough to prevent distracted driving. Looking at a text while driving is legal. Although distracted driving has the potential to kill, it is a secondary offense. According to statistical data texting while driving has caused more than 200 teen fatalities. Cost is a factor used by those who oppose changing the law. The real cost of not changing the law maybe the loss of life of a driver, passenger, or innocent bystander. Distracted driving is unsafe, irresponsible, and
“Where R U?” Texting While Driving The use of cell phones while driving has become a serious threat to society. Texting is especially dangerous because of the attention it demands from our eyes, hands, fingers and brain. Despite laws, media campaigns and prevention awareness programs, texting while driving still, raising the question of “Why do people do it?” Society has become aware of the social problem and that this behavior exist and labels them as social problems. Texting while driving will be discussed in a functionalist perspective, criminal deviance: functionalist’s view, interactionist perspective and prevention and programs.
Assessment #3 To investigate the dangers of texting while driving, a true experiment is needed to determine if texting is a cause of traffic accidents. A true experiment is thought to be the most accurate type of experimental research, and it is the only type that can establish a cause and effect relationship. Thus, a true experiment can find if texting is a cause that affects traffic accidents. To begin, the experiment will take place on a major road, located in an urban city because a large number of fatal traffic accidents occur in urban settings, when vehicles are traveling less than thirty miles per hour. Random assignment will be used to select participants, and place them into two equal groups, so the sample size is representative of age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic level. Random assignment helps eliminate bias between tech savvy teenagers and older adults, or the use of technology between different ethnicities, or income levels. The experiment will include a control and experimental group, and the manipulated variable is texting while driving. The control group will be instructed to drive through the mapped out course, without a cell phone present in the car. However, the experimental group will drive through the same course, with cell phones that are receiving text messages. The experimenters will have a camera in the car that helps them collect data from the both groups. Each driver will be evaluated on, the number of times they send a text message, the number of
Texting and driving was and continues to be one of the major factors of car accidents in America’s population. In the following advertisement named, “Phone in one hand, Ticket in the other” it is noted that texting and driving are frowned upon in our society, and the authorities are giving
Hey, LOL, TTYL, and more are texts that are not worth your life or others as we can can see in the Don't Text and Drive image. This powerful image lacks color and life which conveys the heartache and misery it can bring to one's family. Texting while driving proves to be hazardous in that it is a distraction, causes many accidents, and endangers your life and the lives of others. This monster has no age limit and no gender. Everyone at anytime could be subjected to a terrible accident due to you texting and driving or somebody else not paying attention while they are texting and driving. Texting while driving proves to be an epidemic that negatively affects teens and society as a whole and should be avoided at all costs.
Hypothesis It is hypothesized that texting while driving increases the likelihood of accidents. Background and History of the Issue In this age of multitasking, the use of cell phones is combined with assignments like cooking, driving, babysitting, walking, doing college assignments and even eating. Whereas the use of cell phones while
A dangerous habit is developing here in Florida and its practicing is spreading rapidly. Florida is doing and practicing to prevent distraction driving. But, Florida is not doing enough to prevent the distraction driving accident’s. Distraction driving is affecting everyone and specially our young’s ones. So, in order to prevent
[Your Name] [Instructor Name] [Course Number] [Date] Texting and Driving Ever wonder how your life would be if you killed someone while driving and texting? Think of it this way, it could be your friend, your child, someone you love with all of your heart or even you. How would
Every state needs a no texting and driving law because researchers have found It is sad to think that people cannot wait to text their friends back and they have to do it during driving on the roads.
We know that Florida ranks second only to Louisiana for distracted driving. Almost 50,000 car accidents were credited to distracted driving last year. Approximately 37% of the drivers say they text and drive. Law enforcement officials should be more aware of what people behind the wheel are doing. People ought to have consequences for their actions. If using an electronic device while driving, receiving a ticket, in addition to having your license suspended for 30 days would make one think before attempting to operate a motor vehicle. The second time one is pulled over for using an electronic device while operating a motor vehicle the consequence should be severer, for instance losing a driver’s license for at least a year. According to Florida law, police are forbidden from stopping drivers specifically for cell phone use since texting while driving is not a primary offense. This is completely unacceptable, however, if the police commenced pulling people over for being distracted whilst driving there
If it is a secondary enforcement, the law is enforced if a primary enforcement offense has occurred. This means that if a driver is found texting while driving, they will not be stopped unless there is another primary violation such as speeding or driving without a seat belt etc.
Texting and driving is the cause many accidents, in 2016 there were nearly 123,131 car crashes with 37,461 of them causing fatality. People need to understand the dangers of texting while driving. Texting and driving is dangerous to all motorists.
I agree with the with the City Council “No Texting While Driving” The reason why I agree with the “City Council is because that’s how people get hurt not just you but other people to. Let me tell you about what I mean”. So say if your driving or somebody else
Florida uses public service announcements to urge drivers not to drive while distracted. Along with public service announcements, Florida has made new laws regarding distracted driving and consequences that will be taken if drivers are caught while texting, calling, or making an email on their phone while driving. Stated in the HB 33 bill, revised in February of 2018, officers can “stop motor vehicles and issue citations to persons who are texting while driving.” When this law is put into action we will be able to see the yearly results beginning in February of 2019. The results will include the number of people stopped for operating a wireless device manually, their race and ethnicity statewide, proving that Florida is taking action to fight against distracted
For years on end there have been many cataclysmic accidents cause nationwide due to distracted drivers. Not texting and driving, and being on social media while driving seem like an elementary rule. However, it has become more habitual that accidents are caused by distracted drivers. In today's society technology has almost brainwashed the teenagers of this generation to believe that text messages and social media rule their lives. That seems to be the problem right there, so that leaves it up to higher authority and even those higher than them to condone rules. And that leaves us with the question does the government of Florida do enough to prevent distracted driving? Or is there something that they are missing? Although many laws have been