Essay about Dangers Of Texting And Driving

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Dangers of Texting and Driving Imagine driving down the road texting, not looking at the road, unaware of your surroundings, and then all of a sudden the car is out of control. Once the car has settled, you realize that you have hit an oncoming car when you crossed the center line. The other victim was killed on contact, and you have major injuries. Finally, when police arrive on scene they ask to question you about the accident, and you tell them you were texting while driving. You are further charged with manslaughter because the oncoming driver killed in the accident. Studies show that texting while driving is the leading factor in 1.6 million accidents every year, which is about twenty-five percent of all driving accidents (Bowers, 2014). To put that in perspective, studies have shown that five seconds is the minimal amount of time that your attention is taken away from the road when texting (Bowers, 2014). A school bus carrying twenty-one students was rear-ended by an eighteen-wheel semi-truck. The bus was pushed more than two hundred feet forward before bursting into flames. Twenty students escaped the fire, but a thirteen-year-old student was killed. The truck driver admitted to texting while driving. This story made national headlines right after it happened. It shows just how precious life is, and makes people stop and wonder if typing out a text is worth risking someone else’s life (Oprah). The urge to text and drive is found in people of all…

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