Persuasive Speech Outline on “Texting while driving”
March 21st, 2013
A. The main premise of my argument is that no one for whatever reason should be texting while driving. B: Defining the issue: Distracted driving while texting
1. Texting and driving
2. Lack of concentration, losing focus on driving
3. Looking at texts and not paying attention to the surroundings scenery C: Standing on this issue? All drivers need to be aware of distracted driving and take steps to minimize the risk to themselves and others. “I’m asking you today to listen to the statistics and the stories and decide for yourself whether that one text message, is worth the cost of a human life.” II. Supporting Facts #1
A: While distracted driving is a growing problem among drivers of all ages, it can be a bigger problem among people, who have less interest in learning about the consequences of distracted driving. The disadvantages of texting while driving is bad lane changing, slowing down traffic, head on collisions and of course deaths, fatal or non-fatal. B. Two statistics of research that explain this detail:
1. A study by the Virginia Tech transportation Institute Statistics show that texting while driving increases the risk of accidents by 23.2 times over unimpaired driving,
2. Other Statistics show that 85 percent of respondents who text while driving, agree that texting while operating a motorized vehicle is a problem and 89 percent recognize that the behavior reduces reaction time C: Conclusion about this detail: We’ve all personally seen it, that people die because of the irresponsibility of human nature. It is really annoying when people are driving and someone in front is literally texting and not paying attention to their surroundings. It not only slows down traffic at times, but it also causes you to be late because of someone else’s actions on the road while commuting, thus decreasing safety.
III: Supporting Facts #2
A: Statistics show that...
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