The society has highly been affected by the issue of drivers texting while driving. I the recent years, texting has become one of the major convenient ways to communicate with people. While one sends a message to conveniently communicate with another arty while behind the wheel, they could be risking their lives and those of other drivers and pedestrians. There have been multiple accidents due to cell phone distractions on drivers, which are more than the accidents caused by drunken drivers. The severity of these accidents has prompted many countries to ban any form of cellphone use while driving making it an illegal act (Varley & Curry, 2011). This paper will discuss the causes of cellphone texting, the fact that it causes impairment of the driver’s ability to focus their eyes on the road and the major consequences.
Cellphone text messaging has become the common method that people use to communicate in today’s society. Many people see texting, as more convenience compared to calling, though calling would also not be a preference while driving. It has become common with people to fully indulge in their text-enabled device to check messages, emails and social media messages. This has led to more people to incorporate text messaging into their basic daily activities while occur even while driving.The American Automobile Association studied that Age, peer pressure and culture are other causes. The study showed that 46% of teenagers do send text messages and 51% talk on their phones while driving (Varley & Curry, 2011). This could be due to peer pressure and the fear of not being left out in the culture that the young teenagers have adopted of promptly corresponding to text messages even when driving.
Texting while driving has recently been rated as the most dangerous driver distractor because it uses visual, cognitive and manual recognition simultaneously (Neustein, 2010). Consequently, both texting and driving require concentration where, ultimately, it id the driving that matters cause the driver diverts the attention needed to fully focus on texting. Studies show that teen drivers are more likely to be distracted than experienced adult drivers. Another consequence is that texting while driving compromise the safety of the passengers on board and other drivers and pedestrians on the same road. Any diversion of attention for a few seconds can cause severe consequences. The ability of a driver to stop suddenly is compromised because their focus was on the texting device and not on the road leading to serious accidents.ConclusionWith all the causes and effects considered, texting is therefore dangerous while driving.
Many drivers could be aware of the serious consequences but still, do due to ignorance. Laws have been enforced on ignorant drivers to reduce the mortality rate on the roads.Neustein, A. (2010). Advances in speech recognition: Mobile environments, call centers, and clinics. New York: Springer.Varley, P.
,& Curry C. (2011). Texting While Driving: A Law Enforcement Analysis of Distracted Driving.
In Back to the Lake Cooley notes that composing a cause and effect analysis involves asking the questions “Why?” and “What if?” He points out that when examining what caused or causes something, we ask why, but when trying to find out what the effect or effects of something might be, we would most likely be asking what if. These are good questions to start with once you have chosen a subject.
When you use definition as a strategy, you are not only acknowledging a dictionary definition of your terms or subject and general characteristics; you are also re-defining your subject—allowing your reader to see it in a new light.
For essay #2, you can rely predominantly on one of these strategies, but I’d like you to incorporate both cause and effect and definition as you develop support for your thesis. You get to choose your subject. You can pick up on any subject from our readings, but you are free to choose any subject that interests you and that you want to write about. My advice is to sharpen focus early on, as you are brainstorming, by narrowing your subject to something manageable. Huge, unwieldy subjects are ghastly; you end up with an essay full of broad generalizations. An essay strives to say something specific about its subject and cast new light on it–without trying to have the last word on the matter.
Please incorporate ideas from at least two sources and cite using MLA.
As you research and incorporate others’ ideas, remember that this is not overview of other’s work or just an informative report; this is an essay that is driven by what you want to say about your subject, your angle, and your thesis.