Essay on Using Cell Phones While Driving

793 Words Oct 12th, 2016 4 Pages
“Today nearly two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone” (Smith). Cell phones are a part of everyday life in the twenty first century. Society uses them for everything from checking the weather conditions, remaining in contact with people, personal entertainment and so much more. With so many individuals in possession of this convenient device, it is no surprise that countless people use them at inappropriate times. This ad, released August of 2012 in the United Kingdom, implies that texting while driving kills in order to deter drivers, both young and old, from using cell phones while driving. The ad asking “was that txt worth it”, relies on the use of dark colors and the image of death to strike fear into drivers of all ages about the dangers of using a cell phone when operating a vehicle. The United Kingdom charity, Brake, advocates for road safety in all forms. United States based mobile phone businesses Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile have all put out ads of their own to discourage the use of phones by people driving.
An eerie feeling accompanies this advertisement because of the use of harsh, dark colors and the lack of lighting. The dimness of the environment complemented by the stiff, pale body are enough to send chills down anyone’s spine. There is what appears to be a spotlight on the girl covered in a bleached white cloth. It draws attention to the pale lifelessness of the girl’s body. The stark whiteness of the sheet could be used to symbolize the…

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