Texting While Driving
Texting and driving should be illegal because it is very dangerous not only for the person who is texting and driving, but for the other rivers on the road. If a person is texting and driving, they are paying more attention to their phone than the safety of the other drivers on the road.
I was almost in a car accident once because of someone who was texting while driving. I was sitting at a red light in the left turn only lane. My light turned green and I checked to make sure it was safe to go. Then, I lightly pressed on my gas pedal. When I was halfway through the intersection, I looked out of the corner of my eye and see this car that is going extremely fast and seemed like she had no intention of slowing down. So I stepped on my breaks, muttered a curse word under my breath, and blared my horn at her. She did not even slow down or look at me as she drove by; she was just moving along like nothing was wrong. But when I saw her face, I realized that she was on her phone while she was flying down the road with no concern for what color the traffic light was. I was furious that this woman had decided it would be a better idea to check her Facebook rather than drive safely. We both could have gotten seriously injured.
Another instance where texting and driving almost caused an accident was when my uncle told me he looked down for one second to check his phone and he almost slammed into someone’s bumper. He said that he was speeding because he was trying to make it to work on time and his phone made a short ringing sound, which indicated that he had a text message. The first time he ignored it, but it rang again. He thought that it must be something important if someone is texting him more than once. He found a good time to look sown at his phone when the cars in from of him seemed to need to slow down. With his eyes on his phone for less than a few seconds, he looked up and immediately had to slam on his breaks in order to not crush...
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