Texting While Driving Essay- Stop the texts: Stop the deaths

Posted October 23, 2014 at 7:27 pm

by Chase Barnett, West Nodaway R-I Grade 12

It is difficult to believe that five seconds could change your life. The short amount of time could be the difference between life and death. Five seconds is the minimal amount of time your attention is taken away from the road while you text and drive. If you were traveling at 55 miles per hour, you would have traveled the length of a football field without looking at the road. These few seconds could be the difference between going home and seeing your family or going to the hospital in a stretcher.

According to Edgar Snyder Associates, in 2011, there were nearly 1.3 million car accidents involving cell phones. These crashes killed 3,331 people and injured approximately 387,000 people. Over 3,000 lives could have

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