The Dangers Of Texting While Driving Essay

1009 Words Jul 23rd, 2015 null Page
Doug was going 50 down Main Street and listening to music with his windows rolled down in early July. As he began to speed up, he felt his phone vibrate in his pocket. He picked it up, and saw that his friend texted him. Having one eye on the road and one on his phone, he got into a conversation with him. As he was typing, a car blasted its horn behind him and he looked up. He saw two little kids crossing the street 10 feet in front of him. They screamed. He slammed the brakes. Parents and high schools should better educate drivers about the consequences of texting while driving because it can lead to vehicle damage, injury, and death.
Over the past several decades, driving has become more dangerous because adolescents are always glued to their cell phones. With the introduction of “texting” into our society, people have taken advantage of this feature and now abuse it when they are driving. Unfortunately, many teenagers feel that it is alright to text and drive, even though it is dangerous and ignorant. With one hand on the wheel and one hand holding their phone, texting distracts drivers from the road and can lead to many serious consequences.
It is safe to say that most teenagers in the United States are addicted to their cell phones. People have to constantly be connected with their friends and up to date with all the latest drama. Although texting and driving is illegal, it is tempting for teenagers to reach for their phone at a red light and not put it down. Teenagers…

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