Texting While Driving

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Specific Purpose: I want to persuade my audience to stop using their cell phones while driving a vehicle because it is extremely irresponsible and dangerous. Central Idea: Using a cell phone while driving is dangerous to yourself and others on the road and is one of the top reasons for car accidents. Attention Grabber: February 16th, 2010 my best friend was driving her dads new truck he just bought. She was on her way to my house. I texted her at 3:13 to ask her where she was at 3:15 she was involved in a 2 car crash involving her dads new truck and a little 2001 2 door Honda civic. She came out with only a few bumps and bruises but it left the mother in the other car dead and the father critically injured. Now many of us see commercials about texting and driving and we still do it everyday, the problem is most of us think that something like this could never happen to us. Maybe you think you are a really great driver or a really great “texter” and that allows you to do both driving and texting or playing on your phone at the same time. Well sorry to break it to all of you, but it is just not possible. Introduction

In our technologically advanced world that we live in today, cell phones are at the center of our lives. Not Only do they keep us in contact with each other, but they also serve as a form of entertainment. The great majority of people are constantly on their cell phones, whether they are at work, at home or even while they drive. Today, I would like to persuade all of you to stop using your cell phones while performing the important task of driving. Not only will it save your life, but also the lives of others around you. According to the GHSA (Governors’ Highway Safety Association) texting while driving by any age in North Carolina is ban. This law became affective as of December 1, 2007.As you can see, this topic directly affects all of us and that is why it is so important to me that we take this law seriously while in Clemson or not. I am going...
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