Be honest how many of you have talked on your cell phone while driving? 1.
I’m pretty sure all of you have.
I know I am defiantly guilty of this.
We all know texting and driving is illegal right?
1. Talking on the phone and driving is just fine.
2. There’s no law in Virginia against this
3. even in states that do have laws about this, you still can use wireless devices. 4. So no one really thinks that talking on the phone while driving is dangerous. C. But why not?
II. Today I want to talk to you about the risk you take every time you go to answer your phone or go to dial someone, while you are driving. I want to persuade you to leave your phone alone while you’re in the car because it’s not worth the risks you are taking. Body
I’m going to start you off with a quote from Janet Froetscher, president and CEO of the National Safety Council. A.
“We know that cell phone use is a very risky distraction and texting is even higher risk. We now know that cell phone use causes many more crashes than texting. The main reason is that millions more drivers use cell phones than text. That is why we need to address both texting and cell phone use on our roads.” II.
According to the National Safety Council 1.6 million accidents a year are caused by cell phone use. A.
Of those 1.6 million, 1.4 million are caused by people just simply talking on their cell phones.
This means 1 out of every 4 accidents are caused by the use of your cell phone while driving. III.
You probably are wondering how is this with all the technology we have, all the hands-free devices, Why is there still so many crashes? A.
This is because the danger doesn’t come from holding your phone. 1.
It comes from you thinking about the conversation and not about the road that’s ahead of you. 2.
Not only the conversation is dangerous but also
dialing a number
activating your Bluetooth
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