Position: I believe texting while driving should be against the law.
Attention-getter: How many of you in here use the texting feature on your cell phone? How many of you in here text while you are driving? I personally do not bother with texting, and if I did, I definitely would not do it while driving.
Credibility: I have been the passenger in the car while the driver was texting. To be honest I don’t really want to put my life in the hands of someone who is not paying attention to what is going on around them.
Audience motivation: How many of us in this room are becoming far too dependent on technology? Living with that attitude that we just have to have something right now. Why do we have to live life in such a hurry? Forgetting that all good things are worth waiting for.
Purpose/Preview: I chose the topic of texting while driving because my boyfriend’s son does this constantly. Today I am hoping that I can show how dangerous texting while driving is. I also want you all to know why I believe texting while driving should be against the law.
Texting while driving is extremely dangerous.
I know a lot of people think texting while driving is no big deal. It only takes a
second; I am really good at it; it doesn’t affect my driving at all. The truth of the
matter is it does affect your driving. Although you think you can pay attention to
both your driving and your messages you can’t.
(Answer this question)
1. Is addiction to text messaging interfering with the lives of teens and endangering their
The evidence is mounting: Twenty-eight percent of teens admit to sending text messages
while driving, according to a study just released by the American Automobile
Association and Seventeen magazine.
Signs of a youth population increasingly hooked on text messaging abound. Sixty-five
percent of people...