Research Paper on Texting While Driving

1275 words 6 pages
While Kelley was driving on I-4, a friend texted her. Kelley picked up her phone and read the text. While she began to laugh, she looked up and started to realize that she was too close to the truck in front of her which started to brake. Kelley was too late to react on time and got into a bad accident. Luckily she made it out alive, but she could have ended up losing her life. Although a lot of people text while driving, they never admit that they do so. As illustrated in the real life example before, texting while driving is very dangerous and distractive and that is why it should be made illegal. First of all, distraction is one of the major causes leading to accidents. From the moment of picking up the phone, to read a text, to the …show more content…

People who text behind the wheel tend to go out of their lane, forget to put on turn signals, run red lights, forget to stop at stop signs, do not give people the chance to cross roads and cut off people far more often than those who are under the influence of alcohol. Lastly, texting while driving does not only put the driver at risk, but also the people joining him in the car and the people who are driving around him. A research done by the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, found that teens using a driving simulator while sending text messages or searching iPod menus changed speed, steered erratically and in some cases even ran over pedestrians. Showing these behaviors clearly pose a danger to drivers and others around them. (Moore 3). If the driver wishes to bring his own life at risk, that is fine, but why bring others their life at risk without them even asking for it. People go to jail for convicting a murder. Killing people against their will is considered a murder, and that is exactly the same as what happens if a car ends up in a car crash killing people, just because the driver was being irresponsible and was texting. Here is an example of how it not only kills the driver but also the passengers who did not ask to be at risk, just because the driver was texting: “A fiery crash made headlines in June when five female friends died in a collision with a tractor trailer


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