Texting and Driving

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Technology had changed the society massively. People use their cell phones to communicate with friends or for business calls. People have been so used to using their cell phones to call or text in a daily basis. Now cell phones are major distractions when people are driving. People are so used to using their cell phones, some people consciously use them without knowing it and soon cause accidents that injury innocent people.

Teens today have been in many crashes or died because of the carelessness of themselves or others. The main reason for this is because they are not paying attention when driving and not being careful. Cell phones are major distractions when driving. A report from the University of Utah say when motorists talk on cell phones they drive like an elderly person because their reactions are slower. The quarterly journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society said that when they tested teens on a driving stimulator and talked on their cell phone, they are breaking slowly like an elderly person.

In addition, driving is a privilege, so teens should not be driving and calling people, they should be more responsible and careful. Some scientists from different countries and the Farmers Insurance Group have been surveying people if cell phones affects their driving. The survey had 87% of the people said cell phones do affect their driving and 40% answered that close calls distract drivers. Another research by Donald R. and Robert T. say that cell phone use is risky as drunk driving. They had about 700 drivers and how they use their cell phones. Harvard also did research and shows that cell phone talking while driving causes over 6% of vehicle crashes. This would be about 12,000 injuries or 636,000 crashes each year. An AT&T survey found 75% said it is common of their friends to text and drive and that is a lot of people that can risk lives of others. There are many effects of people using their cell phones while driving and makes...
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