Essay on Texting While Driving And Driving

756 Words Jun 25th, 2015 4 Pages
Did you know, that the use of cellphones causes twenty-six percent of the nation’s car accidents’? Many accidents are blamed on distracted driving and most of the distractions are caused by the use of cell phones and among 8,947 teenagers aged 15-18 nationwide are among the ones texting while driving. The majority of the accidents involve drivers distracted while talking on a handheld or hands free cellphones (USA Today, Gabrielle Kratsas). Drivers who are texting while behind the wheel have a twenty-three percent higher chance of causing a crash that involves injury or even death. So with that said, I believe driving while talking or texting on a cell phone, even hands-free, is the equivalent of driving drunk. Texting while driving and driving drunk are very dangerous and both is considered a distraction, but which is worse? Many agree that texting is more grievous than drunk driving and according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, driving a vehicle while texting is six times more dangerous than driving while intoxicated. Motorists engage in more than half of their time spent driving, instating more than one million national car crashes and 16% of fatal accidents annually. And texting is the number one distracted driving activities. It is describe as among the worst of driver distractions because conversing by text simultaneously involves manual, visual and mental distractions. Drivers are becoming more tempted to send and read quick text messages.…

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