Stop Texting and Driving

You Could Kill or Be Killed

Texting and Driving is a Bad Habit

23% of all accidents are due to electronic devices. Many fatalities and injuries have occurred due to texting and driving. It needs to be stopped!

Research Questions

  1. Why texting and driving?

  2. What are the consequences of texting and driving?

  3. Who are the most vulnerable to texting and driving?

  4. What is being done about texting and driving.

  5. When and where does it mainly occur?
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Summary of Research

Texting and driving is a habit that can lead to bad consequences, and should be put to an end. The Federal Communications Commision states, “The popularity of mobile devices has had some unintended and even dangerous consequences. We now know that mobile communications are linked to a significant increase in distracted driving, resulting in injury and loss of life.” In other words, due to the increase in use of phones and smartphones, the probability of an accident due to texting and driving has gone up. Many fatalites and injury have been caused by texting and driving. Furthermore, in my research, I found a quote that states, “Text messaging makes a crash up to 23 times more likely!” Basically, even with all the automobile crashes, texting and driving can make it so you are much more likely to get into an accident. Along the same lines, from the Governer’s Highway Safety Association, it states, “Text Messaging: Washington was the first state to pass a texting ban in 2007. Currently, 45 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands ban text messaging for all drivers. All but 5 have primary enforcement. Of the 5 states without an all driver texting ban: 3 prohibit text messaging by novice drivers. 2 restrict school bus drivers from texting.“ In other words, because texting while driving is now a big problem, laws are trying to enforce to stop it! As still the risk of an accident caused by texting and driving remains, people are trying and need to stop it! In conclusion, by fixing your own mistakes if you have them, we can stop the consequences of texting and driving.

Sources

"The Dangers of Texting While Driving | FCC.gov." 2011. 27 Apr. 2015 <http://www.fcc.gov/guides/texting-while-driving>

"Texting and Driving Statistics - TextingAndDrivingSafety.com." 2011. 27 Apr. 2015 <http://www.textinganddrivingsafety.com/texting-and-driving-stats/>

"State Distracted Driving Driving Laws." 2005. 29 Apr. 2015 <http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/laws/cellphone_laws.html>