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What Are The Risks Of Texting And Driving

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Hanna Burmeister
Mr. Christensen
English III
26/8/15
The Risks of Texting and Driving Texting and driving has become one of the most popular ways of communication between teenagers and adults. Texting may appear incredibly innocent, but texting while driving can be hazardous, and even deadly. Texting while driving has grown to be a distraction, because people aren’t able to give their full attention to the road. Instead they are giving it to a pocket screen. In 2014, “Cell phones were involved in 1.6 million automobile accidents, which caused 500,000 injuries and lead to the deaths of 6,000,” (Department of transportation). Also, “(Drivers) are 23x more likely to get in an accident if they are texting while driving,” (Wotjcatzk).
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