How do Texting and Driving Impact Lives?
In the present day and age, technology has expanded. Individuals appear to depend on the utilization of their electronics more than anything. Regularly, at whatever point and wherever, everybody is occupied with some type of electronic, mobile phones specifically. From pagers, to beginning “flip-telephones”, and now to advanced mobile phones, individuals for all intents and purposes go through the clear majority of their every day time with these electronic. These days, many individuals do not care to have telephone discussions… they can convey their whole thoroughly considered a basic instant message. In some hindsight, that is something to be thankful for; in others, it very well may be to a great degree urgent, particularly regarding messaging and driving.
Text Messaging and driving have turned into an ongoing issue in the present society. 26% of all car crashes in 2014 involved cell phone use. Numerous teens, and in addition grown-ups, have framed a propensity for utilizing their mobile phones while driving their cars. In 2015 42% of teens say they have texted while driving—and texting and driving is the leading cause of death in teens. It is diverting and the probabilities of getting associated with a pile up while driving are higher than if you are not. Indeed, even the legislature has understood this is a continuous issue that is causing mishaps. In attempting to keep this, new laws have been passed, making the utilization of mobile phones while working a car, illegal. In any case, such many individuals don’t regard this law. One of the risks of messaging and driving in the meantime is the consideration it detracts from the street. A driver, who is centered around taking a glance at their phone, isn’t giving careful consideration to other drivers or what is going on around them (DMV 2018).
There are three types of distracted driving; manual, cognitive, and visual. Manual means taking your hands off the wheel. Cognitive means taking your focus away from being able to do right or wrong while driving. Lastly, visual means taking your eyes off the road even for a split second. Texting while driving uses all three of these types. Once a text message comes through your focus is now off the road and onto the phone (Cognitive). The driver will then reach for the phone which would cause one or both hands to come off the wheel (Manual). Once the driver has the phone in his/her hand they’re now looking at the phone and not the road while anything can happen in a spit second (Visual). Texting while driving has cause many wrecks every year. The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use leads to 1.6 million crashes on a yearly basis while texting while driving is six times more likely to cause a crash than drunk driving is (Council 2010).Work Cited/Bibliography
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“On The Road.” Distracted Driving, www.nsc.org/road-safety/safety-topics/distracted-driving.