Question: Can a Public Service Announcement (PSA) help reduce the number of distracted driving incidents? Part One
1. Write the claim you will present in your argument essay.
The only way to prevent distracted driving is to target the people who it affects most and give them knowledge about what they are doing and the consequences involved in doing so, a Public Service Announcement is a great way to inform people about this issue. 2. Write the counterclaim that you will refute in your argument essay. A Public Service Announcement will not help reduce distracted driving because people believe that bad things don’t happen to them but only other people. Part Two
Identify research sources that you will use in your argument essay. Include at least two primary sources and at least two secondary sources. Use MLA citations to document your sources here. Be sure to use an online source, such as EasyBib or Son of Citation to help create the citations. An example has been provided. Example: "What Is Distracted Driving?" Distraction.gov, n.d. Web. 05 Apr. 2013. Primary Sources
1. "Distracted Driving." Distraction.gov. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 June 2014. 2. "Ripple Effect - FocusDriven." Ripple Effect - FocusDriven. N.p., 2014. Web. 26 June 2014. 3. "Virginia Teen Driver Safety PSA Contest." Virginia Teen Driver Safety PSA Contest. American Traffic Safety Service Association, n.d. Web. 07 July 2014. Secondary Sources
1. Administration, National Highway Traffic Safety. "Overview of Results From the International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group Survey on Distracted Driving Data Collection and Reporting." T RAFFIC S AFETY F ACTS Crash • Stats (2010): 1-4. Distraction.gov. NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis. Web. 26 June 2014. 2. Leopold, Todd. "Film Legend Herzog Takes on Texting and Driving." CNN.com. N.p., 16 Aug. 2013. Web. 26 June 2014. 3. Part Three
4. Submit the introductory paragraph of 7 to 10 sentences. Be sure to include your claim and...
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