The Importance Of Texting While Driving

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About eight years ago, a driver decided to send a text while driving and lost control of his car. That driver ended up hitting my mom’s car, causing a near fatal accident, sending her to the hospital. Due to the accident, my mom’s hip went into her spine, making her unable to walk for a few weeks. She luckily was able to make a good recovery, but she still has continuous back problems till this day. However, my mom is not the only one to get injured do to a driver’s reckless decision to text while drive; 333,000 people on average of injured due to texting while driving every year in America (Texting). It’s a serious issue that must end by adding stricter laws pertaining to it, people learning ways to avoid having access to their phones while …show more content…
People could start off by simply changing a song on their phone while driving, until they get a text. Since the phone is already in their hand it creates a more tempting situation for a driver to reply to a text. In addition to that, states with less restrictive cell phone use while driving policies have higher amounts of accident than any other state. States like New Mexico, Idaho, Florida, Arizona, Montana, and Texas all have less strict laws when it comes to texting while driving and they make up 32 percent of all car crashes, that’s more than a fourth of all accidents in the US (General statistics; Blaszczak-Boxe). The state governments need to inflict stricter laws making it illegal to use phones while driving. By doing so people will feel less inclined to pull out their phone while driving due to a fear of getting pulled over and getting a …show more content…
There’s now a device, called origo, that can be installed into a car and forces the driver to place their phone in a “docking station” in order to start the vehicle (Origo). In addition, if the driver was to take their phone out of the docking station while driver an alarm will go off alerting, attracting the attention of other drivers and maybe the police. These devices need to be installed into people’s cars after their second offence of texting and driving or after causing an accident due to texting while driving. These devices will deny the drivers access to their phone, making it impossible to send a text while driving again. If they’re implemented into the legal system, we would have less car accidents due to texting while

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