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Texting and Driving
Transcript of Texting and Driving
-The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that "in 2010 driver distraction was the cause of 18 percent of all fatal crashes – with 3,092 people killed – and crashes resulting in an injury – with 416,000 people wounded"("Distracted Driving Is Dangerous").
-"Forty percent of all American teens say they have been in a car when the driver used a cell phone in a way that put people in danger, according to a Pew survey"
-The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute found "that text messaging creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted"("Distracted Driving Is Dangerous").
-"Eleven percent of drivers aged 18 to 20 who were involved in an automobile accident and survived admitted they were sending or receiving texts when they crashed".
Consequence for DWI for Teenager in New York
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How to eliminate distraction while driving?
“One way of eliminating driving distractions is to install a no-texting app onto cell phones. Several available apps automatically send calls to voice mail and silence text when inside a moving vehicle” (“New Approaches to End Texting While Driving” 16).
Quiz on DWI
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Texting and Driving Quiz
"Stop Text, Stop Wrecks." n.p. n.d. Web. 28 Oct. 2013.
"New York: Cell phone laws, texting" Hands Free Info. 9 December, 2008. Web. 28 Oct. 2013.
1. AT&T projects that text messages will cross its network in 2011.
a) 422 million b) 976 million c) 458 billion d) 854 billion
2. The typical teenager sends and receives times more text messages a day than a typical adult. (1)
3. Drivers who send text messages while driving are times more likely to be in a crash. (2)
4. Texting takes your eyes off the road for an average of five seconds. At
55 mph, that’s like driving the length of completely blind. (3)
a) five cars
b) two tractor trailer trucks
c) three basketball courts
d) a football field
1 Pow Research Center
2 Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
3 Virginia Tech transportation Institute Research
Texting while driving for teenager has many consequences not only for themselves but for the general public; You shouldn't text and drive because you are breaking the law, distractions: endanger yourself and others, and can affect your Health.
•First offense: Minimum fine $150 with maximum of $150.
•Second offense: $50 to $150.
•Third and subsequent (within 18 months): $50 to $400.
Would you text and drive if you knew that distracted driving is the number one killer of American teens? Remember it only take one second that could change your life; it is worth it to text while driving, when you could be endangering the life of someone else? Take the pledge to stop texting while driving; it could safe your life and someone else.
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