The Dangers Of Texting And Driving By Joseph Devine

Register to read the introduction… Joseph Devine’s article, “The Dangers of Texting and Driving” gives a thorough and clear explanation of the dangers of distracted driving. The author interviewed policemen and scientists who have conducted experiments and seen first hand the carnage that can be created from simply looking down at your phone. He presents a serious tone from the get go by starting his argument with the line, “Now, texting constantly while in the presence of other people is no longer rude and annoying but even potentially dangerous. Texting can kill” (Devine). He continues to say that adults are just as guilty. The article provides statistics that say including adults, a driver texting has their reaction time reduced by 35 percent (Devine). Researchers claimed that teenagers actually have the better reaction time, but either way no one can safely pull it off. Sure, teenagers have better reaction times but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration claims that 50 percent of teens admit to texting and driving or driving distracted …show more content…
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