Topics: Text messaging, Mobile phone, Instant messaging Pages: 1 (403 words) Published: December 2, 2012
Have u ever received a text message while driving
Have u ever thought reply back
But reality is that texting t back while driving could be really dangerous What many teenagers don't realize is that texting, even if you only look down for a second, distracts you. You’re in a car moving up to 80 miles an hour. Texting at this speed, or even at speeds as low as 20 miles per hour can be fatal because it only takes a second at these speeds to miss seeing that someone is crossing the street, or that a car is about to cut you off thinking you'll hit the brakes.Some people feel like they need do text of all times 3 things u lose while texting Is he or she hand, eyes and concentration According to a Nationwide Insurance study in 2008, 66% of drivers between the age of 18 and 24 send or receive text messages while behind the wheel. Text messaging while driving leads the list as the biggest distraction while driving. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that distracted drivers account for almost 80% of all crashes and 65% of near-crashes in the United State35 states have banned the texting while driving for all drivers Eighteen states and the District of Columbia have banned text messaging for all drivers. In addition to those states, 9 states ban novice (under 18 years old) drivers from texting. In Indiana, it is illegal for drivers under the age of 18 to use a cell phone or text while driving. An accident can happen in two to three seconds while texting.  Using a cell phone or texting while driving causes the driver to become extremely distracted and affects the focus of the driver. There have been many different studies done to test the consequences of using a cell phone or texting while driving. Most think before they drink and drive, but most do not think twice about texting and driving. Next time you are in the driver’s seat and about to pull out your cell phone, think twice and think about the dangers involved in text while driving....
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