No Text Is Worth It Essay

1295 Words Feb 8th, 2016 6 Pages
No Text is Worth it
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, "More than 100,000 drivers are texting at any given daylight moment, and more than 600,000 drivers are holding phones to their ears while driving" ("Blueprint" 3). When focusing on distracted driving, we seem to think of only the main distraction: cell phones. Distracted driving, however is defined as "any activity that could divert a person 's attention away from the primary task of driving” and “all distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety" ("Facts" 1). With this being said, America needs tougher laws to combat inattentive drivers because it will decrease death rates, it will lower the number of automobile accidents, and they will help to reduce traffic congestion.
In order to lower the immense amounts of people dying each year from distracted driving, America needs to enforce strict laws to put an end to these distractions. One might argue that alcohol is the leading cause of fatal crashes, however the true leading cause is driving while being pre-occupied. In fact, "driving a vehicle while texting is six times more dangerous than driving while intoxicated, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration" (1). They also say “annually more than 3,300 people are killed… in distracted driving crashes” (1). Potentially 3,300 lives could be saved just by putting laws into place. One law gives can salvage lives everyday. In America harsh laws with grueling punishments…

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