The Dangers Of Texting And Driving Essay

707 Words Feb 6th, 2016 3 Pages
Today’s technology seems so convenient and wonderful but it causes many problems in people’s lives. The biggest issue in the United States right now is texting and driving. So many lives have been taken due to this bad decision. In 2009, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration stated that texting and driving increases the risk of crashing by twenty-three percent. The AAA Foundation of Safety sent out a survey and found that ninety percent of people realize that texting and driving is very dangerous, but thirty-five percent of people admitted to sending a text message or e-mail while driving. AT&T made a very moving advertisement called, “Close to Home; It Can Wait” reenacting a texting and driving scene. AT&T uses all of the rhetorical devices to make an extremely impactful advertisement. Pathos, Logos and Ethos is used to advise against the use of cellphones while driving in a very realistic way. When watching this advertisement, the audience needs to realize that texting and driving is a very relevant problem in the world today. Most people can admit to texting and driving or checking their phone while driving at least once in their lifetime. Most people do not see the danger of doing this because they have never been personally affected by the consequences of texting and driving. AT&T effectively uses pathos in this advertisement by creating a very realistic storyline. This advertisement starts out with a young boy riding his bicycle home. It then shows a mother…

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