Distracted Driving Distractions

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Ending Distracted Driving As more people, especially young people, feel the need to constantly feel connected, entertained, and busy, injuries and fatalities caused by distracted driving have gone from bad to worse. The biggest worry is in novice, not necessarily young, drivers who don’t have the experience and maturity to react to sudden situations while driving. When you add a text message or changing the radio the sudden situation becomes deadly. Nearly 4000 drivers were involved in a fatal car crash between the ages of 15 and 20. 58% of those accidents were because of distracted driving. (Reducing Distracted Driving Regulation and Education). Most of these deaths were preventable and the highest percentage were teenage children. Identifying …show more content…
The first is secondary tasks while driving, like texting, eating, reading a billboard on the side of the road. Secondary task is doing something while driving. Victoria K Lee states in Fatal Distraction; Cell Phone use while driving, it is impossible for your brain to concentrate on two tasks at the same time. The second one is circumstances to displace the driver, like turning around to put a pacifier in your baby’s mouth. At that point you are no longer in control of the vehicle. You are displaced. Both of these distractions are the cause of 1 in 6 fatal accidents. (Undistracted Driving …show more content…
Are you mature enough to wait until you get to your destination to call or text back? Can you listen to the commercials and not change the radio station? Are you OK with not winning the Disney trip because you won’t call or text the radio station when they prompt you too? Can you ignore your children for a few more miles? Distracted driving is preventable. Everybody knows that driving distracted increased your risk of an accident. Making checking phone records routine during an accident, and assessing criminal charges to someone if they are found guilty of causing an accident due to choosing to drive distracted. A person is charged with manslaughter for accidently killing someone, why not charge someone the same for sending a text that was the cause of someone’s

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