Persuasive Paper Part 3: Possible Disadvantages, Answers, with Visuals

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Assignment 5: Persuasive Paper Part 3: Possible Disadvantages, Answers, with Visuals
Cell Phones and Driving – A Convenience or a Law Problem or Both?
With technology constantly on the rise, a growing problem on the roads today is the use of cell phones while driving. Although cell phones are a great convenience, there are people everywhere that use their cell phones as they are traveling in their vehicles and it is dangerous. Strict laws should be developed and enforced regarding the use of cell phones while driving. Over the years, there have been a growing number of automobile accidents directly caused by a person’s use of a cell phone while driving. This action does not allow the driver to be focused on his or her driving and can
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In Texas, bus drivers are not allowed to use their cell phones while driving their buses. Recently, in San Antonio, there was an accident involving a bus driver who was driving a VIA bus and texting on his cell phone at the same time. That, to some, shows complete disregard for the people who are depending on that driver to get them to their destinations safely. It is also demonstrative of that person’s lack of concern for other people driving and walking.
Below is a photo of a car that was involved in an accident. The mother did not survive. She and her surviving daughter were victims of a cell phone user who ran a red light at a high rate of speed in 2005. www.car-accidents.com/pages/2005-accident_story/10-19-05.html. Harvard researchers stated that “…around 2,600 people die each year as a result of this use of the technology ...” and another “330,000 are believed injured.” (Grace, 2009). Some people think that they can do two things at once. Sometimes they can; however, driving should deserve all of a person’s concentration. We do not have a crystal ball that will tell us what other drivers are going to do, especially when signals are not used and everyone seems to be in a hurry. As stated by Watson (2009), “[D]rivers get distracted by cell phones and text messages, take their eyes off the road or simply don't pay attention.” Then there are those drivers who “hit

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