Pros Of Distracted Driving

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When walking in the halls I can not help but notice students staring at their phone screens. Phones are a great asset, for we can talk to people from across the country in a matter of seconds. Many people find themselves spending too much time during their day looking at a screen. While people workout many of them are more concerned about the screen in front of them rather than exercising. Another big issue is people will check their phones while they are driving. Our generation is more concerned about their social media than driving safely on our roads.Technology is great to use in moderation, but we spend too much time behind a screen.
Kids aged 8 to 18 spend on average 44.5 hours per week in front of a screen(“Too Much”). Many students spend
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At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving(“Distracted”). Many teenagers nowadays are able to access their license at the age of 16. Teenagers are already inexperienced drivers, and many of them text and drive. In 2014, 3,179 people were killed, and 431,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers (“Distracted”). It should be a wake up call to every American that over 3,000 people died in 2014 because of distracted driving. These numbers are predicted to decrease because texting and driving is illegal in all 50 States. We need to realize that texting can wait because no message is worth a human life.
It is not uncommon to see people using cellphones while exercising, or in the grocery line, or even during a red light on the road(Ritchell). Scientists believe checking social media every opportunity you get has a nasty side effect. Many people are giving up downtime to let their brains relax. Phones can easily make little windows of free time entertaining, whether it be playing a video game or checking social media. We need to be able to not worry about our phones as much and just live

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