The Dangers Of Texting And Driving Essay

888 Words Nov 12th, 2015 4 Pages
Technology has taken a huge part in the lives of the people of today. So much, that some cannot stay away from their phones for more than five minutes. Though technology improves and continues to serve the world population in many beneficial ways, it has created a distraction from what is going on around them. A major distraction that has harmed people for many years is texting and driving. Some may argue that it is a matter of freedom and that banning texting and driving is pointless. However, this harmful distraction puts the driver, passengers, and other people on the road at risk of being badly injured or even dead. Texting takes the attention away from the road by five seconds. A lot can happen during that time. This issue involves the three main types of distraction: visual, manual, and cognitive. The combination of all three makes texting the worst type of distraction while behind the steering wheel. As kids get into the teenage stage, they are most excited to begin driving. However, many take advantage and disregard the safety precautions needed to be measured while driving. Almost every day that I am behind the wheel or I am sitting in the passenger’s seat, I glance over to the driver passing by me and I see a phone in their hand. There have also been numerous times where I am driving and I see the car in front or next to me swerving their way in and out of their lane due to using their phones. What is so important on their phone that they cannot wait until they…

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