Laws For Texting And Driving Essay

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Should laws for texting and driving be the same as laws for drinking and driving?
Have you ever seen someone texting and driving, while you were in a car? If so, you might’ve also noticed that they weren’t really paying attention to the road, isn’t that scary? Texting while driving is a newly found issue, and it is seen in drivers of all ages. Texting while driving didn’t used to be a very big issue, but now that everyone has hand held phones and devices, it seems to have become something that really needs to be fixed. Most people who text and drive also claim that they know the dangers, so this issue isn’t going to go away on it’s own. The laws for texting and driving should be the same as, or at least similar to those for driving under
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The survey was made if teens think texting while driving should be legal. Around 55% of the students said it’s ok most of the time, if not all the time. Only around 36% said that texting while driving should never happen, even though some of them admitted to doing it themselves. Lastly, almost 10% of the responders said that a new alternative should be found, that texting shouldn’t be illegal, but no one should do it either. However, despite what teens think about how dangerous texting and driving is, the reality is that texting and driving should never occur. Texting and driving is much different than changing the radio, or talking to a person. The difference is that texting while driving makes you look away from the road, and also focus on something other than driving. When you change the radio, you don’t really have to think about it, you might have to look down for a second, but it doesn’t really need all of your attention. When you talk to someone, you don’t have to look at them, so all you have to do is give them your attention, at least you can still look at the

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