Preventions Of Texting And Driving

Good Essays
What texting and driving has done and caused with teenagers and adults in america today? Texting, looking, dialing, and talking on your phone while driving has caused over million auto crashes nationwide. Most of those crashes are caused by young teens between the ages of 16 - 19. The cause of why adults and young teens getting and causing car crashes and why those distractions can injure or end someone 's life. The stactices of auto crashes in the U.S , death and injury rate of people caused by a driver that was texting while driving, and the distractions and preventions from having accident. In fact throughout the day approximately 660,000 people attempt to use a phone while behind the wheel of an automobile. We all know that smartphones help you stay in touch with friends, family, business, etc. But using or looking at it for just a second to check emails, text messages, and phone calls can cause a big safety risk for the driver and people around the driver. The National Safety …show more content…
Traveling at 55mph speed that is the length of a football field and that can be a enough to get in an automobile accident. The National Safety Council (NSC) report that 1 out of 4 car accidents in the United States has happened by a driver that is texting and driving.
Each year nearly 330,000 people have been injured by an accident caused by people texting and driving. In 2013 alone, 3,154 people were killed because of distraction- related accidents. About 424,000 people were injured in the automobile accident because of a distracted driver. In 2012, about 421,000 people were hurt because of distracted drivers, and 3,328 people were killed because of texter or distracted driver. The National Safety Council says that when the police got on the scene nearly half (48%) teenagers and adults admitted to being on their phones or taking a call when they had caused the

Related Documents

  • Decent Essays

    Ms. Murphy Adv. LA10 16 November 2017 Argument Paper Cell Phone Usage and Driving: A Wreck Waiting to Happen 1.6 million car crashes are reported each year due to cell phone usage while driving. One out of every four car accidents is caused by texting and driving. It takes only five seconds to view a simple simple text message. If that message is viewed while driving at a speed of 55 miles per hour, you will have driven the length of a football field without looking at the road.…

    • 950 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    In 2013 alone, over 10,000 people were killed in crashes due to alcohol use. Not only does the driver put themselves at risk, but everyone else near them. In 2013, 200 children, ages 0…

    • 1121 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Cell phone use while driving has caused a minimum of 26% of all crashes in 2013 (Ones). Since the number of cellular device provoked accidents has increased, there have been companies reaching out to teens to alert them of the dangers of distracted driving. A large number of teens have been involved in crashes due to driving while distracted. Ten percent of drivers age fifteen to nineteen involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. (Facts and Statistics).…

    • 1318 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Texting and driving, one minute you are in your lane the next minute you are flipped in a ditch or you ended up colliding with another driver. Texting and driving has been a huge problem ever since the invention of a smart phone. People text, change music, and even use social media all day while driving. Their phones are attached to their eye sockets twenty four seven. “Forty percent of all American teens say they have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone in a way that put people in danger, according to a Pew survey.” The risk of texting and driving is serious you never know what could happen when you look down for 30 seconds or more taking your eyes off the road.…

    • 1164 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Texting while driving leads to the problem of distraction. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute completed a study that found texting while driving creates a crash rick twenty-three times worse than driving with no distractions. Eleven percent of drivers, between the ages of eighteen and twenty, were involved in an automobile accident and survived admitted they were sending or receiving texts when they crashed. Forty percent of all American teens say they have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone in a way that put people in danger. Those are some very serious numbers and we must do something before they get worse.…

    • 1067 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    As an automobile operator, we witness distracted drivers on a daily basis. Many of these people become oblivious to their surroundings and can cause catastrophic occurrences. Distracted drivers cause injuries and in some cases, death. Over 330,000 people are injured each year by a distracted driver. Distractions inside and outside of the car, cell phone usage, and getting lost in thoughts are the three leading causes of automobile accidents.…

    • 1288 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Causes and effects of Distracted Driving How many times do drivers take their eyes off of the road while driving? Whether it’s from using your cell phone, music or passengers. Every day, over 16 Americans are killed and over 1,300 are injured in car accidents that involve a distracted driver (Simon). The major distractions are taking their eyes off the road, mind off driving and hands off the wheel. When doing one or more of these distractions, it makes drivers more likely to have an accident.…

    • 777 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Distracted Driving Changes

    • 2185 Words
    • 9 Pages

    The National Council of State Legislators reported that, “ In 2013, approximately 3,154 people in this country died in crashes that involved a distracted driver, and 424,000 people were injured”( "Distracted Driving." National Council of State Legislators). The major problem with distracted driving is people don’t think they are doing anything wrong. According to the U.S National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “Only about 1 out of 5 young drivers think that texting makes no difference to their driving performance. 68 percent of young drivers 18 to 20 are willing to answer incoming phone calls on some, most, or all driving trips” (US.…

    • 2185 Words
    • 9 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    “330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving and out of teenage drivers 11 die everyday just from texting and driving,” according to edgarsnyder.com. My golf cart driving was not even the worse. I saw some of my classmates completely run over multiple cones. It was so bad that they had to stop and back up so the CSOs could rip the cones out from underneath. Yes they were cones but all I could see were bodies.…

    • 1057 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Your Phone is Not a Steering Wheel In America, many citizens die in car accidents due to drivers being distracted easily. Is a text, call, or notification more important than someone’s life? Drivers who drive with distractions have accounted for almost six thousand deaths and over half a million injuries a year (“Cell phone & Texting Accident Statistics”). However, these incidents could have been prevented if those who had known it was dangerous would have discontinued their reckless practice. Presently, cell phones have much greater capabilities and are the cause of most driving accidents (“Texting While Driving Statistics”).…

    • 1622 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Decent Essays