Texting and Driving

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Alnora Lone
Unit 8C Assignment
CM121: Composition
September 9, 2012

Every day we witness multiple tragic accidents involving people texting and driving. In my paper I will be arguing that the state of Minnesota should act boldly to create tougher laws on texting and driving offenders, and also create laws to ban people from using hands-free cell phones in their vehicle unless needed for an emergency. Also it is to be determined the meaning of texting and driving, the people involved, the laws needed to enforce it, which is affected when someone is injured or killed; and what is being done about it. In order to begin the discussion of texting and driving, we need to understand the meaning of what texting and driving consists of, and the definition of it means texting while driving is the act of composing, sending, or reading text messages, email, or making other similar use of the internet on a mobile device while operating a motor vehicle, such as an automobile, truck, or train. (http://dictionary.sensagent.com/texting+while+driving/en-en/, 2012, pg. 1) I have discovered a few of the reasons why I support the laws of Minnesota for texting and driving, and they are as follows: I feel that laws need to be put in place to reduce the number of accidents caused by texting and driving in Minnesota, age limits need to be increased for teen drivers that is mostly affected, and finally I have lost many friends and family from them texting and driving.

In order to argue and refute the opposition’s position regarding the laws about texting and driving laws in Minnesota, I will have to use credible resources that I have found on the internet regarding texting and driving laws in Minnesota and other states across the country. I will also argue the fact that many people’s lives have been lost and many families have been displaced over the loss of their loved ones who chose to text and drive. Also I will tell about my own personal experience with the loss of a very...
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