Essay On Texting While Driving

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Driving is a privilege, with that comes responsibility. A motorist that is inconsiderate of other drivers could cause a tragedy. There are many ways that a driver can be irresponsible. There are two major factors that influence one’s ability to drive. They are driving intoxicated, also known as driving under the influence, and distracted driving Texting while driving is a form of distracted driving and is a bigger threat to the safety of everyone. Texting while driving is the “leading cause of death in teens” (Texting & Driving). Not only is it the major cause of death to teenagers, but it is responsible for a majority of accidents that occur in the U.S. In the U.S. “Eight people are killed and 1161 are injured daily in incidents reported…show more content…
Teenager once they begin to drive, they are inexperience and must adjust to the vehicle controls and how to work certain functions of the car. Now if they are beginning to learn how to drive they should not have any sort of distraction what so ever, however this is not the case in the year 2015 “42% of teens say they have texted while driving” (Texting & Driving). Now if almost half of teenage population use their phone while driving it is a transparent that teens must be educated on safe driving. Although the statistics is very high it is not a surprise for the reason that “with the rise of smart phones and social media, more and more people-especially millennial- prefer to communicate via text” the form of communication that is prefer amongst the millennial is texting (Texting & Driving). In a survey that was done on 10 college students. The question that was ask was “have [he/she] texted and drive in the last 1 month”. The results that came out were that 7 out of 10 college students have texted and drive in the last 1 month. With texting becoming a major part amongst the millennials and undergraduates it is an issue, that action must be taken in order to enforce safe

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