Texting allows us to stay in touch with others in a most efficient way. We type a quick text, hit send, and in a matter of seconds our recipient has our text. Receiving a text is fast, but typing out a clear, concise
According to Oprah Winfrey, in “Dnt Txt N Dr”, texting and driving is just sending a message or being on the phone while driving. Over 6,000 people were killed by people sending messages or being on the phone while driving. Many ideas are being brought up to how this issue can be fixed. People were having a hard time adjusting to not texting and driving. Texting while driving kills many people’s lives and billions of dollars of damage, people need to put down the phones while driving.
First and foremost, the risk of using a phone while driving is a big chance of an accident more than what the people think. According to the Harvard study “Texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving are responsible for more than 1 million crashes, 400,000 injuries, and 3,000 deaths in the U.S. each year—and those numbers are likely to increase with the proliferation of in-car infotainment systems. (Center for Health Communication)” In a Harvard study asserts that is every day some families in the United States have missing father, mother, or kids and someday could be myself or someone of my relatives stays the next person of injuries or might be deaths, the
Cell phones have become an essential part of many peoples’ lives as they are one of the main sources of communication. People are able to complete many tasks using their phones, such as making phone calls, sending and receiving e-mails, text messaging, and even snapping photos. Cell phones are not only beneficial, but they are impactful in many ways. As many positive uses there are for cell phones, cell phone usage can be undoubtedly precarious while driving. Cell phone usage while driving is many times done irresponsibly and can put the driver at risk of getting injured. In addition to the driver getting injured, innocent pedestrians could also potentially lose their lives or be crippled due to a texting person who was driving at the same time. According to The Federal Communications Commission, “over 8 people are killed and approximately 1,161 are injured daily in incidents reported as distraction-affected crashes in the United States.” Texting while driving has become the number one distraction of drivers and main cause of car crashes. These crashes could result in hundreds of thousands of people either losing their lives or experiencing life-changing injuries. Although cell phone usage is an effective way to communicate with others and to complete certain tasks, it has become problematic for drivers in recent years as it increased the risk of injury and death while driving. For these reasons, texting while driving should be illegal and punishable by law.
Calling or texting while driving is very dangerous that can lead to tragedies. For example, some tragedies can be deaths or physical impairment. Also, reducing the use of electronic devices while behind the wheel is a benefit that can lower car crashes on the road. Finally, taking a ride or driving without cell phones gives an advantage to be more focus on the road, and to be more aware about the surrounding. It is important to emphasize that distracted drivers on the road can be really hazardous for everyone that is driven around them. Calling or texting while driving can cause a serious accidents that can have a devastating effect on a person on his or her family. Eliminating the cell phone use while behind the wheel makes people to be more safer and confident while driving or taking a ride. It seems evident that cell phones use while driving are a distraction because it takes away the visual, manual and cognitive focused on the road. People should avoid using their cell phones while
Today, from toddler to senior citizen uses phone. The most used applicable applications in phone are the text or SMS. I wonder how many people even know what does SMS stands for. We use the short message service to communicate easily because it’s short and quick. The two articles “2b or not 2b” by David Crystal and “We Never Talk Anymore: The Problem with Text Messaging” by Jeffrey Kluger both talks about communicating through texting and our use of language. Crystal is in favor for texting and Kluger is against texting. I agree with Kluger when it comes to this topic, I feel learning how to have a conversation face to face is very important. “I talk to kids and they describe their fear of conversation,” says Turkle. “An 18-year-old I interviewed
Many people admit to texting while driving on a daily basis. Mostly everyone has either received, read, or responded to a text in their lifetime. In 2014, there were 3,179 people killed in an accident involving texting. (“The dangers of texting while driving”) Multiple people have died due to texting while driving or someone who was texting while driving. In the past 10 years texting while driving has been getting out of hand. Texting while driving should be illegal in every state because it can cause a fatal accident, texting while driving is getting worse every year, and it can take the life of an innocent person.
As cell phones become more popular, texting while driving is becoming the most widely known cause for car accidents among teens. The alarming rate of incidents where texting is involved is getting more parents worried and warning their children about the danger of texting while driving. Parents are urging the fact that drivers should pay attention to the road and traffic, not their phones. A popular study of 18 to 24 year old drivers showed that 66 percent of them have texted while driving. Since texting while driving is becoming more popular many states are passing a law to ban the use of any cell phone device while in a vehicle. Texting while driving is an important issue that is causing many deaths and those who cause these deaths and
Texting while driving has become a major concern worldwide due to its highly probable fatal results. Texting while driving can be defined as the act of communicating on a mobile communication device via short message services or electronic mails. Since the early years of the 21st century, mobile communication devices have gained wide usage and have almost become the standard mode of communication. Their use has brought undesired concerns. It has been established that a large number of the accidents that occur on roads worldwide is as a result of low or lack of attention by the driver. There have been different campaigns aimed at sensitizing the public on the risks of texting while driving.
In today’s culture, we can receive information with just the click of a button from a device in our pocket. Texting is an easy and fast way to communicate and give information to other people. Unfortunately, people choose to text while driving, endangering those around them. Today I will share with you the dangers of texting while driving, why you should not engage in it, and how it relates to the public affairs mission here at Missouri State.
In my opinion, texting is better than calling because it can be both asynchronous or synchronous. Unlike calling, where you have to be synchronous. In this case, synchronous means both sides of the communication have to be existing and asynchronous means that both sides do not have to be present to communicate. Calling someone can be inconvenient to another and they have to respond right there for the other person to receive what they say. On the other hand, with texting you can communicate or send something while the other is not present, which is a synchronous, and you can also text each other right after the response making it synchronous. The only unique con about texting (compared to calling) is it can take up space. One advantage in texting
We all know and agree using our cell phones while driving is very dangerous but still it is very common. Based on a survey 98% of people who contributed to the survey say texting and driving is practically dangerous, however, still 75% of those people text while they are driving. This shows that there is a big inconsistency between what we believe and do.
Texting can help your reading ability. Since you are reading messages and sending messages, it will help pace yourself when reading. It can also help your spelling. When you are writing an essay or another assignment you can remember from a text message how to spell a word. Many children feel shy asking questions face to face so when texting they can just ask questions to whoever they need help from. It will help the child feel more comfortable. Texting can also help people with talking disorders. If the person with the talking disorder needs
Driving in general can be hazardous. Driving and having such a distraction as a cell phone at ear, or ringing somewhere in a car, is ten times more dangerous. Not surprisingly, drivers who use a cell phone while driving perceive cell phone use by others as less of a threat to their safety as do non-users. A huge number of accidents caused by talking on a cell phone. During the last 5 years texting has become insanely popular. It’s a great and convenient tool because people don’t have to call person to just say ‘ok’ on that dinner invitation. The worst part is that many people still think that texting while driving just that ‘ok’ is ok. Unfortunately, even with traffic police enforcing those ‘no cellphone’ laws, individuals still neglect those simple safety concerns. People need to start understanding themselves how dangerous it is.
Texting has many effects. When I think of texting many dangerous and unethical behaviors come to mind. We all know texting has a brief history, many people prefer texting to talking on the phone, and texting has its own problems when misuse. When we are texting communication is lost and is in considered of others and mostly affecting people’s health.