Texting while driving distracts drivers from the road a study by the virginia tech transportation institute claimed that drivers who texted behind the wheel were 23 times more likely to be involved in a serious accident compared with drivers who made phone calls. Texting while driving will soon be illegal in texas texas will become one of the last states to adopt some kind of texting while driving ban when the law takes effect sept rick perry the issue gained new momentum after a march church bus crash killed 13 people. Transcript of texting while driving overall, i think i have stated my position on this issue very clearly the issue is texting while driving, and i stand against it i speak on the behalf of the safety of all americans when i say we should do something about this situation, and fast. Texting while driving is already banned in some countries, including the uk for this reason 17, 2015 — the advent of cell phones, text messaging and heavy urban traffic has taken the issue of 'distracted driving' to a historic level, a new report says, although it also identifies some read more.
The use of a cell phone while driving has been an issue of raging controversy since a long time as cell phones became affordable, their use increased to a significant extent with time, people got so obsessed with these gadgets, that talking or texting suddenly became irresistible. Texting while driving is riskier than driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to a report in the times online this week the transport research laboratory found that motorists who use their mobile phone to send text messages while on the road dramatically increase the likelihood of. The dangers of texting while driving are quite pronounced on the roads today danger in the wake of cell phone use is no stranger to lawmakers and organizations wilson in 2007 notes that 89% of americans believe texting is distracting, dangerous, and should be outlawed. The issue of texting while driving in united states pages 2 words 609.
Texting and driving is one of the most dangerous forms of distracted driving these tools will help you break the habit when you choose to text and drive, you're threatening every single driver around you—and placing more value on that text message than yourself and your fellow drivers. Several teenagers have admitted texting while driving it is the primary cause of accidents among teenage drivers the book was authored by shane harold in april 2015 the author addresses the issue of texting while driving to help curb accidents among teenage drivers. Some of the issues with texting are obvious, while others are less so the most common complaint about text messaging systems is the delivery of unwanted text, or spam while it's convenient to think of all incoming messages that you do not specifically want to receive as spam, in fact you may have. Texting while driving is not a good habit, with just moving our eyes from the road to answer a simple message can cause someone life the issue of texting and driving is one of the many controversial arguments faced by americans we hear about this on a daily basis.
Does text messaging while driving have a big influence on driving abilities i think most people would agree that texting definitely does not help us drive any better but, by consistently texting while at the wheel, many individuals act as if text messaging has a small negative effect on driving skill. And it puts the issue of distracted driving due to texting in full and conscious perspective 26% of teens aged 16-17 surveyed admitted to have texted while driving and 64% of them admitted to being in a vehicle with a driver who was texting. The dangers of texting while driving over the past few years, texting while driving has become a major issue for many americans across the country cause and effects of texting while driving texting while driving is a major issue affecting today's society. Institute's report says texting while driving unsafe by any means understanding the issue of distracted driving is a constantly evolving process because it seems like every day, new technology comes out, says christine yager, an associate transportation researcher at the institute, who is the. Not only is texting while driving a very important matter but also talking on your cellular device the newest law implemented on october 1, 2010, requires while most people are able to dial a phone and hold it to their ear while driving, the new blue tooth technology will require a new learning curve.
Texting while driving requires the driver to continually take her eyes off the road to deal with the issue of texting drivers, many states enacted laws that specifically prohibit it the governors highway safety association reports that, as of 2011, 34 states have enacted anti-texting laws. The phrase 'texting while driving' legally covers a number of functions involving your cell phone that are carried out during your drive in a moving vehicle the violation's legal clause and weight varies from state to state in 41 different states, along with dc, there are bans on all forms of texting, for any. Taking control of your digital life the risks of texting while driving we've all been tempted to slip our hands off the wheel to answer the siren call of a text message want to become 23 times more likely to crash with just the flick of a finger text while driving.
Texting while driving, also called texting and driving, is the act of composing, sending, reading text messages, email, or making similar use of the web on a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle texting while driving is considered extremely dangerous by many people, including authorities. Texting while driving has proven to be a major issue for gen x and gen y according to kgb, the average teen sends 80 texts a day so that&s 560 texts per week and 29,120 texts per year i send approximately 20-40 text messages per day just a few years ago, the word texting wasn't even a. Six new texting-while-driving bans go into effect this month as state officials try to reduce the number of car crashes one of those states with a new ban is georgia, where enforcement remains the biggest issue how are officers going to tell whether someone is texting.
Stop texting while driving introduction i attention getter- audience participation/ survey a how many of own a cell phone with texting privileges texting and driving is known to the world as one of the most dangerous things to do while on the road not only is it dangerous to the person driving, but. Texting while driving laws prohibit the use of electronic devices to write, send or read messages while driving in addition to text messages sent by mobile phones, these laws typically prohibit writing, sending or reading similar types of messages -- such as emails, instant messages or other. Texting while driving has inspired much debate, with some touting its convenience, as others bring up the dangers and downsides list of pros of texting while driving 1 convenience factor let's say you have plans to meet up with a good friend of yours, but they need to be changed, for any number.
The popularity of mobile devices has had some unintended and even dangerous consequences we now know that mobile communications are linked to a significant increase in distracted driving, resulting in injury and loss of life the national highway traffic safety administration reported that in. Texting while driving is a moving traffic violation and may be a criminal misdemeanor in certain jurisdictions studies have shown that texting while driving increases the risk of a vehicle crash by anywhere from 28 to 232 times than normal the laws covering texting are aimed more at.