The Pros And Cons Of Distracted Driving

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“Each day in the United States, approximately nine people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver” (CDC). How would you feel if that was you? Distracted driving isn’t just caused by texting. It is also caused by talking on the phone, and the growing technology adds to the severity of the situation. Distracted driving kills and should be prevented. In 2015, 391,000 people were injured due to distracted driving, and 3,477 people died because of distracted drivers. Distracted driving means operating a motor vehicle while engaged in another activity. Distracted driving includes texting, talking on the phone, eating, talking to others in the car, drinking (alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages),…show more content…
One text could be the end of your life, or the end of someone else’s. You could be a killer, just because you decided to text and drive, or you decided to distract yourself while behind the wheel. Young adults are more likely to crash while driving. Not only are they more in-tune with technological advances, in comparison to their parents, but they haven’t been driving for very long and are less experienced, in comparison to their parents. Adding distractions makes the risk larger than it should be. You are more likely to die while in the car. There are three main types of distracted driving: visual, taking your eyes off of the road; cognitive, taking your mind off of driving; and manual, taking your hands off of the wheel. “Students who admit to texting and driving are less likely to wear a seatbelt, more likely to ride with a driver who had recently been drinking, and more likely to drink and drive” (CDC). Brown 2 All in all, don’t text and drive. Don’t do something that you wouldn’t feel comfortable with if someone else was doing it. Everyone has someone that cares about them, and taking that away would be priceless. Losing a loved one is never, ever something to look forward to, and being the cause of that death would be even worse. Keep your conscience clear. Stay smart behind the road. Remember that distracted driving kills and you can help prevent

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