Why Banning the Use of Cell Phones While Driving Should Be Mandatory Nationwide
SP180.0.3 Principles of Public Speaking
“WHY BANNING THE USE OF CELL PHONES WHILE DRIVING SHOULD BE MANDATORY NATIONWIDE”
TITLE: Why Banning the Use of Cell Phones While Driving Should Be Mandatory Nationwide?
A. General Purpose: Persuade
B. Specific Purpose: Persuade my audience that banning the use of cell phones while driving should be mandatory nationwide.
C. Central idea: Cell phones are as common in the market today as a wrist watch on your arm. Everyone has one including the very young as well as the extreme elderly. People are constantly talking, texting, playing games or surfing on …show more content…
2. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that, only 9 U.S. states prohibit the use of hand-held devices to make calls while driving. Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands also have bans. No state or territory has an all-encompassing phone ban that includes hands-free devices, as well. Thirty- five states ban text messaging while driving and thirty-two of those states have primary enforcement (drivers can be pulled over for that singular offense).
Distracted driving is a national epidemic and should be treated with the same attention given to driving while intoxicated. Lawmakers should act immediately to pass legislation to ban cell phone usage while driving nationwide.
"Distracted Driving | Facts and Stats | Texting and Driving." Distracted Driving | Facts and Stats | Texting and Driving. N.p., n.d. Web. Retrieved, 19 January 2013 from <http://www.distraction.gov/content/get-the-facts/facts-and-statistics.html>.
"Distracted Driving | State Laws | Texting and Driving." Distracted Driving | State Laws | Texting and Driving. N.p., n.d. Web. Retrieved, January 2013. from <http://www.distraction.gov/content/get-the-facts/state-laws.html