Texting While Driving : Distracted Driving Essay

800 Words Dec 8th, 2015 4 Pages
Texting while Driving
Topic: Distracted Driving
Organizational pattern: Problem-solution
Specific purpose: To persuade my audience that texting while driving is very dangerous and should not be done.

Primary audience outcome: I want my audience to take their time to learn and understand that texting while driving is a serious distraction and one that could cost you, your life or the lives of others.
Thesis statement: Texting while driving has become more common in today 's society. Take a pledge to avoid texting while driving to make the road safer for everyone.
Did you know that 16000 people have died from 2001 to 2007 due to talking or texting while driving? (Fox)
Driving is a privilege that should be performed with absolute responsibility.
I wasn’t aware of how dangerous texting while driving was until I read that it is actually more dangerous than drinking and driving. (Le Beau)
Today I’d like to offer you some advice that may be the most important lesson you’ll ever learn about driving—although it may have only been covered briefly in a single lesson of your driver’s education course. You should not text while driving. I know how hard it is to put the phone down and concentrate on the road. Even as an adult, I sometimes struggle with avoiding distractions while I’m driving. But there are plenty of other options and a lot of good reasons to keep your eyes on the road.

Transition: many people think it is hard not to text and drive. That’s…

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