Texting while Driving: A Dangerous Event

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Texting while driving is a dangerous event. It’s something that isn’t illegal all over the U.S just in some states but needs to be all over the U.S soon, but how can this happen if there are so many questions that need to be answered before the other states could or would even want to try to make it illegal. Why text and drive? Why risk your life as well as others lives? Does law enforcement have to prove that someone was texting and driving and if so how can they prove it? Can someone really multitask? So with all these questions needing to be answered can texting while driving ever be able to be made illegal across the U.S or are there to many questions that need to be answered?

Texting and driving is killing people all over the world, whether that person had been texting or not, or they might not have even been driving. Are the roads even safe anymore with all the people “trying” to multitask? Texting while driving affects the reaction time, so someone cannot see that the car in front of them has braked, they may not see that the light has changed or even end up running a red light, they might not even notice someone crossing the street. This is something that just doesn’t affect the person that is texting and driving but everyone that is around that person texting while driving. Texting and driving is a huge issue today because it causes people to not pay attention when they are behind the wheel of a vehicle it cause reaction times to be delayed. “Motorists who text message while driving are six times more likely to be distracted and have an accident. When a driver texts, driving patterns change. The response time to brake is 23 percent slower — 1.077 seconds when texting and driving compared with 0.881 seconds when unencumbered” (Caggiano,2007). Texting while driving causes people to not notice the cars in front of them, and the different surroundings around them such as posts or guardrails. This is something that everyone should care about and want to...
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