Texting And Driving: Taking A Problem With People

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Texting and driving is becoming more and more of a problem with people. Each year the death rate from texting and driving increases. According to Edgar Snyder and Associates, 11 teens die a day because of texting while driving. An AAA poll was taken and 94% of teens acknowledge the dangers of texting and driving, but 35% of them admit to doing it any way. I know from personal experience that texting and driving should not be taken as a joke. One day I was on my way to school on a slippery day. My best friend sent me a text and I answered it, thinking nothing of it. While typing, I would look up periodically and check to see if I was too close to the car in front of me. When I finished the text, I looked up and saw I was going 40 and the car …show more content…
Texting while driving is a reckless thing to do so why should other people feel the heat from it? Insurance companies, in some states, don’t have the right to penalize people for texting and driving. They are to disregard any incident involving texting and driving. But what if insurance companies could refuse to pay for any accident caused by texting and driving and the responsibly lies on the person that caused the crash. “[He suggested, in a letter published in The Wall Street Journal, that insurance companies could curtail distracted driving if they simply refused to pay claims for accidents caused by texting.”(Carrns) As stated, in some states texting and driving is not a restriction and this makes it difficult for insurance companies to crack down on. “It’s difficult to say how high individual rates will go as the result of texting while driving, because there are so many variables involved. In states like Vermont, where it is illegal, texting while driving is a violation with a set penalty, providing insurance companies with a clear baseline. But in states where it’s not yet illegal, insurance companies must adjust rates by looking at other circumstances such as accidents, speeding tickets, or moving violations that may be related to texting.” With this being said, a lot of people feel the same way, insurance companies should have the right to refuse the coverage of and accident …show more content…
The amount of deaths each year continues to grow because of irresponsible drivers. If we don’t stop this, people will continue to die or be seriously injured because someone sending a message. Out of all four ideas, the second one would be the most influential. When a person is told to not do something, while their enforcer is in front of them, they will not do it. But, when that person is by themselves, chances are their going to do it anyways. So, by making them get weighty tickets and possible jail time will hold them accountable for their actions. This way, another person can be saved from a reckless driver running into them. Every person that dies is someone’s mother, father, sister, brother, daughter, son, etc. We need to put a cap on this mess before it gets out of hand. Before we know it, it won 't be safe to walk anywhere any more. Texting and driving is in comparison to drinking and driving. When a person is drunk while driving, their senses are not alert, numbed and not working efficiently. When a person is texting and driving their senses are totally not alert, their focused on something else. When a person gets arrested for drinking and driving, they receive a DUI on their permanent record. Depending on the person, jobs are affected, public image is tarnished, future employment is effected, licenses are suspended, etc. But when a person is texting and driving, they are given a

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