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
Safe driving is really important in the world today. Texting while driving can lead to a lot of things. First, if a person drive while texting they could run over someone and possibly kill them because their eyes wasn’t on the road. The person could go to jail for years just because they wasn’t paying attention to the road. Second, if a person drive while texting they can hit someone car
Texting and driving should be banned in all fifty states because texting is a distraction that keeps drivers away from the road. According to the book Brain Rules, while multitasking, research shows your error rate goes up 50 percent and it takes you twice as long to do things. (Cooper) Texting someone is nearly the same as talking on the phone, therefore, it’s an ongoing conversation. But driving is an ongoing action, excluding stop signs and stoplights as well. As a driver the main focus is the road. In order to send a text, the cell phone has to be the main focus. For example, if a driver is at a stop sign, receives a text, and decides to look down at the phone. The driver’s eyes, hands, and focus completely move toward the phone and not the road anymore, which is the main focus. With this situation, there are a number of things that can go wrong. Someone can switch lanes really quickly, a baby can walk out the street, a car could suddenly stop, etc. So any drivers, who plan on “multitasking” while driving, think twice before making that decision.
Texting while driving puts everyone in danger because it takes your attention away from the task of driving. According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) in 2015 there were 3,477 deaths and another 391,000 injuries caused by distracted driving in the United States, and that’s just in one year. While this
Secondly texting while driving can put a loved one at risk. Texting while driving can put you and your passenger at risk. If you were to get in a accident because of texting and driving, you and your passenger can get hurt. In an article called 10 Programmatic Reason´s that will make you stop texting and driving right now it said ¨in
According to texting and driving statistics, every year, around 330,000 people die every year from texting and driving. This is around half of all the people who pick up their phones in the first place. Being on your phone draws your attention from the road, to your phone. Doisomething.org states, “When you text and drive you are 23 times more likely to get into a crash.” All it takes is a simple act of not watching the road. Being unaware while driving can put you, and other's lives at risk or injury or even death. This can affect your future, others around you, your friends, and your family. Texting and driving is a very big deal. Don't Text Drive states “5 seconds is the minimal amount of time a driver takes their eyes off the road. If you are traveling at 55 miles an hour, this would equal the length of a football field of not
Algheshaian, Mohammad Eng. 1021 Prof. Saiyeda Khatun Jun/03/2015 Should Texting While Driving Be Illegal in Every State? Does texting while driving is dangerous? Texting while driving might be common in the United States. However it’s illegal in most states since this situation is really dangerous for the driver and passengers.
Traveling at 55 mph, while looking down at a phone for just five seconds, the car will have traveled the length of a whole football field (textinganddrivingsafety.com). So much can happen in 100 yards, and five second is the minimum time of eyes being off of the road. Texting while driving is not that much different from driving with your eyes closed, and no one would ever do that. Texting while driving makes it 23x more likely to be in a crash (textinganddrivingsafety.com). A law banning texting and driving would result in more concentrated drivers and less distracted driving accidents. A law is necessary to keep all drivers and passengers
It is dangerous because it takes our eyes off the road. Drivers are twenty-three times more likely to crash if texting while driving (Collins). This is just a matter of common sense. A survey from AT&T shows that ninety-seven percent of teenagers say texting and driving is dangerous, while ninety-four percent of drivers that were polled by AAA agree with that notion (Schmitz). The state of Vermont did a study that required teenagers to text while driving through an obstacle course of orange traffic cones. The study shows that the drivers were very unsuccessful and showed a four hundred percent increase in errors (Teens Learn Dangers of Texting while Driving). This is the reason why The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimates that texting is to blame for 11 teen deaths each day (Schmitz). Other studies show that texting and driving is actually riskier than drinking and driving. One of the studies shows that the braking distance of a driver that was texting was significantly worse than that of a legally drunk driver (Fumento). Another study shows that the reaction time of drivers that are texting are reduced by thirty-five percent, as compared to twelve percent of a legally drunk driver (Texting while Driving Vs. Drinking while Driving). With all this in mind, texting while driving is very
The first reason texting while driving should be banned is it is a problem that is out of control. An example of this is in article four which states “82% of Americans age
According to the study of the University of Utah texting car drivers are 8 times more likely to crash than a driving simulator. Even though many people don't think texting and driving isn't a big deal it's probably because only less than 20 states prohibit texting while driving. For example one of New York's laws states that drivers can be fined and allows police officers to penalize the driver if spreading on the road.
Mrs. Hunt Lang. Arts Per.6 2/23/17 Texting While Driving Should it be Banned? When you're driving do you ever want to take a peek at your phone for just a second but do you ever consider the other life's of the other drivers? Texting while driving is very dangerous and causes thousands of deaths every year in fact motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of accident deaths among teens. With that texting while driving should be banned in every state. When you're driving and you look at a text it's not just you on the road you're not just putting your life in danger but other drivers and you're passengers. When your texting while driving you're much more likely to wreck then when you have your eyes on the road. Texting while driving is also more debilitating to your reaction time then when you're under the influence of alcohol.
The second reason of why texting while driving should be made illegal is that it is as dangerous, or even more dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol. In a research study it has been proven that even with a hands-free device, talking on a phone can impair driving skills more than driving under the influence of alcohol does (Saletan 3) because when under the influence the driver does not lose sight from the road and constantly knows what is going on around him, even though his judgment has been impaired and his reaction time has been slowed down. In contrast, texting while driving makes you lose sight from the road which makes the drivers reaction time much longer than someone driving under the influence and can make him end up in a very bad accident.
The people on the other side of the coin think that texting while driving should not be banned because eating and driving or listening to radio can impair the driver as much as texting and driving do to a driver (Friedeman N. Pag). Also, many argue a law against texting would be difficult to enforce because it is hard to check if people are hiding their texts or not, just like some people do in class! Another counterpoint would be that people think it is
Officials and large companies are doing everything they can to stop drivers from texting and driving. While driving everyone wants to feel safe and not have to worry about other careless drivers. Car accidents happen every couple of seconds and distracted driving is the top reason why. Texting and driving when you have children in the car only sets a bad example for them. Also, texting and driving puts innocent lives at risk. When you drive, you want to be safe, the world would be a better and safer place if people did not text while driving.