Franco MelendezMrs. Wilder10LA-2September 29, 2014
The Only Solution
Peers, I want to talk to you today about a very serious topic that has interested me for a long time, and it could be the most important thing you learn about driving, but may have only been briefly addressed in driver’s education. We have all seen the ads. The driver’s takes his or her eyes off the road, and three seconds, maybe four, the driver’s life is changed forever by a horrible accident. These are hard images to grasp, and the scary thing is that it could happen to absolutely anybody. You need to understand that driving is a substantial responsibility, and if you choose to text while driving, you are putting not only yourself, but other drivers and pedestrians at risk. Our government has been applying patches and palliative to this issue, but it is time for a final decision. As an active member of this liable society, I strongly believe this is a social problem; therefore it is the national government itself that, through its representative institutions, should pass a law at the federal level that states that all cars that traverse the U.S.A have a non-removable microchip, which would neutralize the driver’s phone’s ability to text. I know how hard it can be to put your phone down and concentrate on the road, and I know you may think it only takes 1 second to check your phone; however the average text takes your eyes off the road for a minimal of 5 seconds. That is plenty of time for a terrible accident to occur. Imagine this; in 2011 nearly 1.3 million crashes were reported only from texting and driving. How many sons, daughters, wives, and husbands do you think that includes? If this law is put in place, the risk and the amount of crashes due to texting would reduce noticeably. I completely understand that emergencies exist, so if you absolutely need to respond to a text, you can pull over to a safe place, or wait till you reach your destination. Not being able to text while in...
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