Essay on Texting And Driving Should Be Illegal

935 Words Sep 29th, 2014 4 Pages
Kayleigh Smith
Professor Preston
ENGL 1301 41030
21 September 2014
Texting and Driving to be Illegal Texting and driving has always been a huge problem in society. Teenagers and adults have become less aware of their surroundings and more worried about what text message they have received and from whom. I believe that everyone in this world is affected by this due to the fact that their child, family member or friend’s life could be taken from them unexpectedly. Is everything that means the most worth giving up? Who would want to be the person who receives a call about a child being in a car accident, pronounced dead at the scene because they were texting and driving or killed because another driver was texting and driving? The United States Department of Transportation notes that cell phones are involved in 1.6 million auto crashes each year that cause a half million injuries and take 6,000 lives (Parkview Health). Many accidents are blamed on distracted driving and most distractions are because of cell phone usage. People today have extremely busy lives and never have an opportunity to get things done, so the time they spend on the road allows them to get those things needed done. There are many laws being established to try to prevent distracted driving from happening, although they can not completely stop it. No matter what age the driver is, under no circumstance should they be texting while driving. (Schulte). Even if laws are established, people still break…

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