Texting and Driving

Rewarding or Risky by Sarah Stoudemire

Rewards

A reward for texting and driving is "A call from a cellular phone by the driver can notify colleagues of late arrival and diminish the driver's urge to speed"(http://www.nsc.org). A second rewarding thing about texting a driving is "Knowing that it is permissible to use a cellular phone while driving reduces worry and stress while contributing to peace of mind"(http://www.nsc.org).

Risk

One risk of texting and driving is looking down at your phone or electronic device too long. For example,"If you are driving at 55 mph and take your eyes off the road for the average amount of time it takes to text, five seconds, you will have zoomed the length of a football field without looking at the road"(http://www.digitalresponsibility.org). A second risk of texting and driving is "Driver distraction was the cause of 18 percent of all fatal crashes – with 3,328 people killed – and crashes resulting in an injury – with 421,000 people wounded"(www.fcc.gov).

Is It Worth It?

Texting and Driving can be risky and rewarding at the same time. In my opinion it is just to risky to take the chance. I think that it is to risky to take the chance because I did some research and it says that "Driver distraction was the cause of 18 percent of all fatal crashes – with 3,328 people killed – and crashes resulting in an injury – with 421,000 people wounded"(www.fcc.gov). To me if there is a bigger chance of you getting hurt or hurting someone else there is no need to do it no made how good you think you are at driving it is not worth the risk.

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