This is also just in one town and just the people that get caught, many people get away with it and those people aren’t counted. And the ones that actually get caught doing it get cited which isn’t bad because worse can happen.
The major reason why people should be warned not to text while driving because this may cause fatal consequences on the road leading to death. Being on a phone may cause to focus on one's phone more than the road, which can lead to full distraction from the road. Accidents happen within seconds of distraction away from the road. It can either go two ways, either one runs off the road which can be fatal if someone loses full control, or they can hit someone else which may be worse because they are putting someone else in danger not just themselves.
A statistic confirmed that many people died in car crashes from the causes of texting while driving, the following statistic was proved by Sylvie from Kamloops Daily News, they stated, “Every year, 33 people die in the Southern Interior in distracted-driver crashes, according to ICBC statistics -- a quarter of all car-crash fatalities in B.C. and the third leading cause of motor-vehicle fatalities in B.C. -- with 94 deaths per year based on police data from 2007 to …show more content…
The only difference between the drunk driver and the texting driver is that the drunk driver is impaired when he or she gets behind the wheel. The texting driver is completely aware of the actions he or she is taking.” Which is a pretty scary thing to think about, people are aware of their actions but they are just distracted by texting and driving and they end up losing control over their vehicles. And they can cause the same damage as a drunk driver and not be punished as harsh. This is dangerous because this just puts many people out their in