Texting, Driving, And Driving Essay

1352 Words May 1st, 2016 6 Pages
A police officer pulls into a family’s yard. The family already knows that it’s a bad sign, something happened to somebody they love. He walks up to the door and tells them that their son died in a car accident. A million questions run through their brain. The officer tells them that their son was killed because of a teenager texting on his phone while he was driving. When the officer had asked the teenager why he was texting and driving, he said that “he can multitask while he is driving” (“Just Drive”). The truth is that someone cannot multitask while operating a motor vehicle (“Just Drive”). In our world today a lot of teenagers and sometimes even adults think that texting and driving is okay. There are a lot of stories that involve someone dying or beings severely injured due to texting and driving. Although it is a growing problem there aren’t many laws and regulations for this problem, in order to end texting and driving the solutions need to be used more often.
Nobody thinks that texting and driving is a bad thing that is until they are in an accident due to texting and driving. According to the National Safety council that estimate that 26% of the car accidents were caused by a person dialing or texting while they were operating a vehicle (“Just Drive”). That number today is growing. Reggie, a 19 year old, killed two men. He was responding to his girlfriend’s message when he drifted across the center line. When he did this he clipped the oncoming car causing it to…

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