Synthesis Essay On Distracted Driving

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Source 1
Chase, Catherine, J.D. “U.S. State and Federal Laws Targeting Distracted Driving.”
Annals of Advances in Automotive Medicine 58 (2014): 84–98. Print.
Across the country, most states have laws prohibiting the use of cell phones while driving. Research shows that cell phone use while driving significantly increases the chance of getting into an accident. Car accidents are the leading cause of death in teenagers because a majority of them are distracted drivers. Legislators believe that laws and education will reduce the number of deaths a year. Most Americans support the laws that make distracted driving illegal (Chase).
Forty-seven states, including Wisconsin and Minnesota, ban texting while driving (Chase).
Studies have shown that drivers who use their cell phones while driving are about three times more likely to get in an
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Similar to drunk driving, distracted driving diverts a person’s attention from driving (Sundeen).
Source 5
"Teens Say They Know Texting While Driving Is Dangerous, Yet Almost...." Norwalk
Reflector. 20 Oct. 2015: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 21 Nov. 2016.
Teenagers are inexperienced drivers and are more likely to use technology while driving. Teenagers should not distract themselves while driving because they have an increased risk of getting into a car accident. Most teenagers know that distracted driving is dangerous, but they still do it ("Teens Say").
Surveys show that ninety percent of teenagers realize that texting distracts them while driving. Surprisingly, about forty percent of teenagers admit doing it ("Teens Say").
Besides cell phones, teenagers reported browsing the internet, searching for music, and setting their GPS ("Teens Say").
Research shows that about thirty percent of teenagers read social media while driving. About thirty percent reported taking pictures while driving ("Teens

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