The Dangers Of Texting While Driving Essay

1617 Words Mar 31st, 2016 7 Pages
Risky Behavior
Do we take driving serious enough? We tend to veer our attention to other activities and not focus on what is going on in front of us. Not paying attention to what we are doing can be risky. In both “The Dangers of Texting While Driving” written by the Federal Communications Commission and “Multitasking, texting” by Journalist Resource, it explains that in 2012 there have been around 3,300 fatalities and between 387,000-400,000 people were injured in driver distraction accidents. The most significant challenge that drivers face now is placing all their attention on the road.
What is distracted driving? Distracted driving is operating a vehicle and doing anything that is not driving. When most people think of distracted driving, they think of texting, but that is not the only type. Though texting while driving is one of the most dangerous ways to be distracted, almost anything done behind the wheel, besides driving, is a distraction. The distracted driver can be behind any mode of transportation and still be distracted, too. Claimed by the National Highway Traffic Association in “Policy Statement and Compiled FAQs on Distracted Driving,” not only are there different ways, there are different types. Three different types of distractions are visual, manual, and cognitive.
Being visually distracted means that the driver’s eyes are off the road. Vision, while driving, is the most important sense for being safe. According to “Understanding the Brain”…

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