Presentation on theme: "Should Cell Phones Be Limited While Driving Courtney watts 12 th Grade English August 30, 2011."— Presentation transcript:
Should Cell Phones Be Limited While Driving Courtney watts 12 th Grade English August 30, 2011
Thesis People should not be allowed to text or talk on cell phones while driving because it create life threatening conditions.
Driving With A Cell Phone This is very dangerous It can cause someone to be very distracted The attention is completely focused on the cell phone
Texting Is Even Worse Texting takes more attention from the road than a phone call would. While texting the person is constantly looking up and at the road
Texting is even worse continued A person’s head need to be on the road at all times Texting while driving should be illegal
Accidents due to distractions
Distractions Anything like makeup, eating, texting, arguing, or talking on a cell phones can cause serious accidents.
Statistics In 2009, 5,474 people were killed in the U.S. because of accidents that involved distracted driving The under-20 age group had the highest percent of texting while driving in the U.S.
Talking with a Bluetooth Talking on your Bluetooth can still be very distracting A Bluetooth seems to still slow your speed while driving; that can be very dangerous if you are driving on a interstate
Addiction Texting can be very addictive Most teens feel that they need to text even when they are driving
What it takes It only takes one message to put you in harm if you are texting while driving Just saying yes, no, bye, or any one word message can put you in a serious accident
No When someone asks you to send a quick message for them, you should say no One message may end your life if you are driving and texting By sending that two letter word may cause some serious problems
Both hands! You are not required to use both hands but it is preferred to use both Using both hands will let most people maneuver the car better
Paying Attention Be alert No rubbernecking
Texting while driving should not be allowed
What to do? A number of cell phone companies are considering developing technology that will prevent people from receiving calls and texting while driving.
Risks A risk occurs every time someone picks up a cell phone while driving The risk of having an accident with a cell phone is six time higher than to have an accident without the use of a cell phone
More statistics They say that talking on a cell phone is more distracting than eating food while driving An estimated 44% of all U.S. motorists have a cell phone in the vehicle.
More Statistics continued... Brooklyn, Ohio was the 1 st jurisdiction in the U.S. to ban cell phone use while driving
The Law The law in Virginia is that no one should be using a cell phone while driving If someone needs to use a cell phone they need to pull over A Bluetooth is preferred in the situation
Do right Do the right thing and make this world safer Say no to texting while driving Stop doing illegal things, so everyone can be happy!