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Texting and driving…it can wait.

All of us need to be aware of texting and driving and the dangers of it and take steps to minimize the risk to ourselves and others. Is it really that important to stay connected during every hour of the day? According to Ian Mulgrew, a journalist/author from Canada, many accidents are blamed on distracted driving and most of the distractions are caused by cell phone usage (Mulgrew). Drivers today have such busy lives and never have time to get the things they need to do complete in one day’s time. This leaves them to get things done while on the road. Checking text messages is a top priority for people, and since many have Smartphone’s, they will do it on the road as well. There already is a law that is established in Washington State to try and prevent distracted driving from happening, and the current restriction are, 1.Drivers are prohibited from holding cell phones and other wireless communications devices to their ears, 2. Teenage drivers are barred from using all cell phones and other wireless communications devices, 3.Drivers are prohibited from text messaging. No matter what age the driver is, under no circumstance should anyone be texting while driving. Texting or using a cell phone while driving is very hazardous to oneself and the people in Washington State. While driving, adults and teenagers cannot resist the urge to pick up their cell phone and send a text or respond to one. When the driver hears their phone vibrate or ring, nothing can stop them from checking the notification on their phone. As soon as the driver’s eyes meet their cellular device, their focus on the road is drawn away. According to the texting and driving statistics website “It makes someone 23 times more likely to crash, and is basically the same as driving blind for 5 seconds, causes 330,000 injuries per year and the National security council said The NSC or national security council said “Texting while driving causes 1.6...
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