Texting and driving
Sitting on the highway in traffic and the cell phone goes off. Hearing the familiar text message ringtone a person starts to think, “Maybe it is my friend telling me about the update on the party tonight, or my mother, what if something is wrong?” It does not look like traffic is going to be moving anytime soon, and knowing that it would only take a minute, if that, to respond, they do. Before they know it, the car in front of them stops too fast and there in an accident. Texting while behind the wheel takes your eyes off the road, you lose your focus, and it has a high risk factor. Not only do you put your life at risk but others as well. Texting while driving is very dangerous and can cause serious harm. Texting takes away something that everyone needs behind the wheel, vision. It does not matter whether your cell phone is placed on the dashboard, in your cup holder, or even in your lap; your eyes belong on the road. When texting you lose your focus and you do not pay attention to the road. It does not matter how fast you think you can text that person back there is always that possibility of something going wrong. While reading that “important” text message for one split second, a crash could happen. Focus and vision are the two most important factors needed when driving. People may think that they are able to text without looking at the keyboard. Some may think that this is safe, but it is not. Just because someone’s eyes are not on the phone doesn’t mean their focus is not. There is a saying that goes, “Just because your hear me, does not mean you are listening to me.” This can also be said about vision. Just because someone is looking at the road, does not mean they are paying attention to what’s going on. That is exactly how it is with texting. A person’s eye might be on the road, but their focus is on what they are saying in that “important” message. While they are trying to make sure they hit the right key on their phone their not...
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