Distracted Driving

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Eating, texting, and watching videos are all things we do in our living rooms but, would you do them while driving? Many people do and when they do they are not paying close enough attention to the road which, can result in certain consequence. There are consequences that are not to extreme such as getting a ticket and then there are much more severe consequences for example, you could end up swerving and going off of the road, hitting another vehicle on the road, or in much more dramatic instances hitting a pedestrian that you didn’t notice was crossing the street. While driving, I sometimes get behind someone who is swerving or driving much to slow. My initial thought is that they are drunk but, the truth comes out when I pass them. A lot of the times they are either on their cell phone, eating, or occasionally they are watching a video while driving. I really don’t think that they truly understand the danger that they are putting themselves or other drivers in.

Although a drive thru may be a faster and more convenient way to pick up supper, eating while driving can be very dangerous. When digging through your fast food bag, you have to take your eyes off of the road; this can result in swerving or wrecking into another driver. Another example of why eating and driving is dangerous is that when you drop a piece of food or some type of condiment on you, your first instinct is to remove it or wipe it up. Again, this can result in taking your eyes off of the road and possibly crashing. A study done in 2009 showed that 80% of all car accidents and 65% of near misses are caused by distracted drivers more focused on their burgers than the road. (NYDailynews, Sunday, July 19, 2009) These numbers are extremely high so please people, wait until you get home to eat that drive thru meal or, jut go inside and eat.

Probably the most common way in which people are treating their cars like a living room is by driving and texting. Texting while driving is one of...
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