Texting While Driving - Short Essay

Texting While Driving - Short Essay

  • Submitted By: loveme27
  • Date Submitted: 02/07/2013 6:59 PM
  • Category: English
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Texting while driving cause deaths, and it should be against the law. The solution is making it illegal while driving. Almost of all drivers between the ages of 18 and 24 are texting while driving. Texting causes crashes, injury, and possible death. This is a huge problem in America. One reason why texting and driving should be illegal is it distracts the driver from the road. Another reason why is because it endangers the drivers around the person who is texting. The third reason why is because teens and young adults lack driving experience and combined with distractions can lead to crashes and death.
Texting is a distraction that inhibits a driver’s attention to solely not on the road. When someone is paying attention to the road and the road only, they are being observant to everything around them, other cars, signs, traffic, etc. When someone takes that attention and gives some of it to another detail (such as a cell phone) they are taking away attention that should be used to focus on what’s going on around them. The fact is that in 2008, “5,870 people died [from crashes] involving a distracted or inattentive driver.
Texting puts the lives of the drivers around them at risk. If someone is texting and veers into the lane next to them, sometimes the driver in the other lane cannot move over and suddenly there is a crash and perhaps one or both of the people involved dies. I was almost in a car accident once because of someone who was texting while driving. I was sitting at a red light in the left turn only lane. My light turned green and I checked to make sure it was safe to go. Then, I lightly pressed on my gas pedal. When I was halfway through the intersection, I looked out of the corner of my eye and see this car that is going extremely fast and seemed like she had no intention of slowing down. So I stepped on my breaks, muttered a curse word under my breath, and blared my horn at her. She did not even slow down or look at me as she drove by; she was...

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