Distracted Driving

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Distracted Driving: While Texting:

Distracted Driving: While Texting By: Serena Romero

Statistics::

Statistics: 8 in 10 drivers support some type of cell phone usage restriction. The majority of respondents say they are supportive of laws restricting any type of cell phone use while driving. 80 percent respondents support a ban on text messaging while driving. 80 percent of respondents support a ban on e-mailing while driving. Two thirds (67 percent) of respondents say they are supportive of laws restricting phone calls while driving. Of those who supported enacting some type of cell phone usage restriction, nearly 3 in 4 believed the law should apply to all drivers, not just specific groups.

Facts: :

Facts: When you are texting while driving you don’t really pay attention to the road and ignore everything around you like, signs, or hear for emergency sirens.

Did You Know . . .:

Did You Know . . . Often times pedestrians get killed from crazy, non-safe drivers who never pay attention, are texting, talking on the phone, or looking elsewhere but the ROAD! This also happens to motorcyclist or bicyclist that are driving on the road and people whom are texting don’t see them and get run over, injured or killed.

Do you think texting while driving should be a crime?:

Do you think texting while driving should be a crime? I believe that texting while driving should be a crime because as you can see, when many people text and drive others get injured and as for others they get killed. It really doesn’t make sense why anyone would call texting while driving a crime but if you think about it, it can really be considered as one cause so many people end up in car accidents everyday just because people can’t leave there phones for just a second. Studies show that many states are trying to do something about this by creating a law, that if you are caught texting behind the wheel or a cell phone in your ear you will get pulled over and receive a ticket. In Arizona, there is a bill pending that would make DWT (Driving While Texting) a ticket able offense.

Other Types of Driving Distractions: :

Other Types of Driving Distractions: Reaching for a moving object inside the vehicle. Looking at an object or event outside of the vehicle. Reading. Applying makeup. Having loud noises all around you Kids fighting in the back seat