Texting While Driving
ENC 1101 online –Essay analysis
June 18th, 2013
Texting while driving The use of the cell phone in today’s world while driving is becoming a concern for other drivers, pedestrians, as well as law enforcement and legislators. Cases of traffic accidents and/or fatalities involving a distracted driver by the use of this device have become more frequent and are starting to change the prospective on how this topic is being viewed. The comparison of driving while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs is being used to show how the use of a cell phone issue can rapidly progress to the same level of a DUI. Applying new laws and statues of limitations will raise awareness and have better control in preventing accidents in our road ways. Even though the author has some good points about the use of cell phones while driving, his argument is not well organized. The author fails to focus in the topic and lacks evidence. Other than a few points cited form sources, the author’s tone detract from credibility of knowledge about the topic in general.
The essay has strong points in regards to the regulations and laws put in place to enforce if a driver is driving under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs. This part of the essay as the author reflects back to the 1970s saying that “alcohol fatalities made huge headlines” and confirming this statistic with the records of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the D.O.T and how this statistics have change and decreased with the implementation of these laws. Now effective starting October 1st, 2013 in the state of Florida, the use of a cell phone while driving is prohibited. The author also makes a good point as this law takes place, the challenges that will present to the men and women of law enforcement trying to determine and prove in a court of law that an accident was caused by driver at fault for the use of a cell phone.
The essay loses its essence by the lack of facts and information based on the topic. The organization process lacks of a constant flow of ideas to give the reader a better prospective. The focus point is a bit blurred and the information given has to be re-read in order to make sense of the subject. The technique used does not capture the readers’ attention and seem as the author just puts together a piece using only references that were cited and used in correlation with the statistics given by the DOT.
With the topic being addressed “texting and driving” has raised new concern for drivers putting their lives and of others at risk by being distracted with the use of a cell phone to text. The overall concept of the article to raise awareness of this new impairment brought on by the advanced of the technological world we live in today. Distracting drivers from the task at hand and diverting their attention to their cell phone.