The Risks And Dangers Of Texting While Driving

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Texting while driving is defined as the act of composing, sending, reading text messages, email, or making other similar use of the web on a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle. Mobile devices has had some unintended and even dangerous consequences. Distracted driving results in injury and loss of life. Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person 's attention away from the primary task of driving. Texting while driving is a bad idea because distracted driving endangers life and property, which is unacceptable. Texting while driving creates crash risk 23 times worse than driving and not texting. Texting while driving is endangering a person’s life, including yours. Texting while driving is considered dangerous by …show more content…
Warn them about the dangers and risks of texting and driving. You as a parent of caregiver can lead by example to not text and drive also. Texting and driving among teens more likely have parents who text and drive, which is not leading by example. Drivers under the age of 20 make up the highest percentage of distracted drivers. Texting while driving makes teen driving even more dangerous. It is important to make teenage driver aware of this while they are young, so they will not grow up to do or affect anybody else to text while driving. Texting in cars causes over 3,000 deaths per year. Drivers who text and drive are 23 more times likely to be involved in a car crash. 90% of those drivers support laws to ban texting while driving. 27% of adults admit to texting and driving. State laws banning texting while driving has had little effect. There is much more to be done to put a complete stop to it. Even though you may feel that nothing with and or you wont get caught, it still is a bad idea and dangerous. We must make it known that texting and driving may even kill …show more content…
It is not right for you to put your life in risk or anybody else’s. You are putting your safety and health at risk when you text and drive. If you need to use your cell phone while driving, simply pull off to the side of the road to do what you have to do. That would be a better idea instead of pulling your phone out while your hand is on the steering wheel. 14% of drivers said they read text messages or emails while driving. Teen drivers are more likely to text and drive because they are young and inexperienced. It is important for them to learn the risks and be aware of many dangers. Anything can happen when you text and drive. 5% of drivers use a hand held device while driving. That is where distracted driving comes in at. More than ¾ average of drivers said they would answer calls or texts while

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