The Dangers Of Texting And Driving Essay

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How many of you out there have heard your phone go off in the car before while you were driving? Maybe it happened today on the ride to school or work, or possibly to your friend’s house. Did you think to yourself, maybe I’ll check just really quick to see who it is, or it’s really important and I’m just going to glance at it fast? You just happen to be sitting at a red stop light so it’s okay right? Well you 're wrong a lot of us are wrong! It only takes just the split second of your eyes being off the road for something terrible that could possibly permanently injure you or even someone else by texting and driving. Yet many of us still continue to hold onto this horrible habit like it has become second nature to us. I am here to talk to you today about the dangers of texting and driving; to prevent innocent people from getting hurt or even yourself. My goal is to persuade as many people as possible to not text and drive, and to even take the pledge online that you will not text while driving.
For many people, texting and driving is a normal habit that some may do on a daily basis whether they realize it or not. I will even admit that I myself have texted while driving. I can also relate to many people that have done this before in their lifetime as well. We must all realize, though all of the danger that is caused, not only to our self, but to others as well. About 1,600,000 accidents per year are caused by texting and driving (National Safety Council, 2011).…

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