Dangers Of Text And Driving

Texting and Driving has become increasingly more of an issue in today’s society. Both teens and adults have been developing this dangerous habit while driving their cars. It distracts the driver from the road and increases the probability of a car accident. To prevent this, laws have been put into place which carry heavy penalties if caught, but even with this people are still choosing to put their life at risk and potentially others.

One of the most dangerous and obvious reasons to not text and drive is how it takes away your attention to the road. When a driver is looking at their phone they are not paying enough attention to the other cars around them. According to the article DWI: Driving While Intoxicated it states, “Crash risk is four times higher when a driver uses a cellphone, whether or not its hands free.”(DWI: Driving While Intoxicated). Even though though the potential for a accident is much greater when people choose to text and drive they still continue to do it. The article DWI: Driving While Intoxicated also states, “77% of young adults are very or somewhat confident that they can safely text while driving.(DWI:
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Texting and Driving Facts, article sponsored by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia states, “Teens have the reaction time of a 70 year old when distracted while driving”.(Texting and Driving Facts). This means teens barely have the ability to prevent an accident from happening when they are texting and driving. “Teens are primarily the ones who chose to text and drive.”(Texting and Driving Facts). Another fact mentioned in the article. It also found, Even though teens recognize that talking or texting on a cellphone or using social media apps while driving is unsafe, they often still chose to engage in these behaviors.”(Texting and Driving

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