The Positive Effects Of Texting And Driving

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Texting and driving is a major issue here in the United States, and it affects millions of lives each day. It causes multiple deaths each year in the United States as well as other parts of the world. Texting and driving is basically when someone is using a cell phone to text someone while they are driving on the road. It’s definitely dangerous to text and drive, and a mass amount of people have been seriously injured, or even lost their lives due to it. In recent years, it has led to more and more deaths. It has been banned by countless states, but there are still people out doing it and getting into trouble, if not with the law, then with their lives. Innumerable people articulate that texting and driving is a genuinely serious …show more content…
It seems some laws may actually be leading to increased deaths in texting while driving. Of course the laws have been passed for the protection of the people, but they may actually be having more of a negative effect than a positive effect. Mississippi recently joined the list of states with laws preventing texting and driving. But sometimes, people have a hard time heeding the laws. The article "Texting and Driving Now Illegal in Miss” states that that although the new law is in effect, some habits may be hard to stop. Some people are so used to doing it that when the laws get passed, they continue to do it. This is because texting and driving can sometimes become a habit. Usually though, after some time, most people break their habits. Texting and driving has a lot of negative effects that can lead to …show more content…
There are plenty of apps to help with that. The article "New Approaches To End Texting While Driving" states “One way of eliminating driving distractions is to install a no-texting app onto cell phones. These apps will supposedly mute your phone or lock it when you are driving. They will also send messages saying that you are driving” (16). These can be very helpful but they can also cause more problems. They help with limiting texts but some apps don’t limit other things that can cause distractions. Other things that can cause distractions can be having the radio too loud or arguing with someone. Although, having a radio or arguing with someone is not usually bad, it can be very distracting when trying to drive. The best way to prevent these issues is to let the driver focus and keep the radio volume low. Fortunately, there are apps that actually do work and put ease to people. One example of an app that prevents texting and driving is DriveOFF. The article "5 Apps To Prevent Your Teen From Texting While Driving”

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