The Dangers Of Texting And Driving: The Killer

1451 Words 6 Pages
Zane Nelson
Ms. Johnson
Language Arts P5
16 May 2016
Texting and Driving: The Killer You gain consciousness, blood running down your face, and your best friend, limp, in the seat beside you. The realization hits you hard, you break down and start crying. The wail of the ambulance siren gets closer and louder on every passing second. A low hum breaks the constant wail of the siren and your sobs. You reach through the broken glass for the sound. It is your phone with a message that was sent only four minutes earlier “On our way needed to stp for somw.” All of this could have been avoided if you would have only have not picked up your phone ten minutes earlier. An average of six people die each year in Iowa due to distracted driving, texting
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Absolutely nothing is the answer to that question. “When polled, 77% of adults and 55% of teenage drivers say that they can easily manage texting while driving” (Ameen). Teens make excuses all the time on why they text and drive and the most common response is “I see my parents do it all the time” which brings back the theory that the parents may be to blame. Many people think they can text and drive safely and the response is no, no one can text and drive safely a person can only do one task at a time not both. “The minimal amount of time your attention is taken away from the road while you 're texting and driving is five seconds. If you 're traveling at 55 mph, this equals driving the length of a football field without looking at the road” (DWI: Driving While Intexticated). All it takes is five seconds looking at your phone to end someone else 's life and possibly the texter as …show more content…
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