Texting, Driving, And Driving Essay

1000 Words Nov 29th, 2015 null Page
“[A]t any given time throughout the day, approximately 660,000 drivers are attempting to use their phones while behind the wheel of an automobile.” (Unsafe Driving in the Cell Phone Era) That is 660,000 more than what there should be. I remember when I first learned how to drive I was terrified of taking my eyes off the road. I can imagine many of you felt the same way, however once we get some experience behind the wheel we all are guilty of doing some really stupid things. For instance, changeing clothes, putting on makeup, checking out that random jogger. But today I will be talking about the most common and most idiotic of them all which is being on our phones while driving and the dangers it has caused. First of all we will be discussing the statistics of texting and driving, secondly, the cause of the escalation of people using their phone while driving, finally we will discuss how we all can change the way people drive starting from the Federal Governrnent all the way down to the average citizen. First I would like to inform all of you of the recent statistics of being on your phone while driving. Starting off with the National Safety Councils report that states that “cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year.”(Texting and Driving Statistics) And if that was not enough “nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving.”( Texting and Driving Statistics) These numbers are not really alarming unless they…

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