Distracted Driving

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Kyle Koepp
Professor Heck
Eng 101-I020
4/11/13
Distracted Driving
With one false move behind the wheel of a vehicle, someone’s life can change drastically. Many families are constantly reminded of what a distracted driver has done to make their life change in a matter of seconds. Driving is no easy task and it is especially difficult when a driver is distracted. Drunk driving continues to be a common theme for casualties behind the wheel. It is a continuous struggle to stop these acts of danger to all that travel on the roads shared by drunk drivers. An up and coming way to be distracted is texting and driving. Texting is the new hip thing to do, and many don’t realize the harm that it can pose on all those on the road. Seventy-seven percent of young drivers feel confident that they can text and drive. Choosing to be distracted behind the wheel by drunk driving or texting while driving is against the law; distracted driving affects not only the person driving, but their families and society.

Driving distracted can harm the driver in more ways than one. Physical injuries hurt and take time to heal; but the emotional hurt and regret a driver can develop from stopping another’s life will last forever. Everyone has seen the headlines and been warned that drinking and driving is harmful and unsafe. Most high schools preach to their students that driving drunk is the wrong thing to do, especially around the time of prom. No one wants to see another person die from getting behind the wheel after a night of drinking. Fatalities from drunk driving continue to happen. The choices made while drunk are usually very impulsive and idiotic. Intoxicated drivers that crash into sober drivers are usually the only ones that live in bad accidents. This is because the drunk drivers are out of it and are looser so they don’t tense up before impact. Also, a sober driver would hit the brakes before a crash, making the bumper shift downward while the drunk driver won’t even see...
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