Texting And Driving Persuasive Essay

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Technology has been on a rapid expansion for quite some time now, but this technology has started to put the nation lives at an unnecessary risk. So we, as a society, need to decide where to draw a line and create a limit. Texting and driving continues to be a worldwide issue, putting others’ lives in someone else’s hands, a ban on texting reduces distracted driving which is one of the main causes of accidents. While installing a ban will not completely eliminate texting and driving, the government can try to reduce accidents and protect the community’s safety.
Drivers using cellphones creates distracted driving, leading to major accidents and even fatalities. Author of “Indiana’s Texting- While- Driving ban: Why it Is Not Working and How Could It Be Better?”, Emma Gormley, mentions “In 2012 alone, the National Safety Council estimated that texting while driving was responsible for between 281,000 and 786,000 motor vehicle crashes.” (88). Imagine if the statistics for texting and driving went down at least twenty percent due to a ban. The numbers would go from 786,000
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Eventually society should not have any people in either the texting or talking sections. If you notice, the “No Device use” section is rather large in every category, but there is still a lot of texting in most of the categories. With texting laws in place the amount of texting and driving should dramatically increase to extremely little or even none. Society tends to text more while there is no front seat passenger so people are only putting their own lives in danger. All of these individuals texting and driving might as well drink and drive due to the lack of control of the vehicle while in

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