Rileigh Michigan

Texting While Driving Dangers

Why texting while driving is dangerous to teens.

November 3, 2016

Dear Next President,

In the past, many car crashes have happened and are still happening. And usually, it's because the driver was texting while driving. People, I thought, would learn from that person’s mistake, but they don’t. And before you know it, their car is totaled and they are hurt or, worse, killed. I am most concerned about this issue. So I send a letter to you, to ask for your help.

What is your stand on texting while driving? I believe texting while driving is very dangerous, do you? The National Safety Council, (NSC) states that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. Also, more than 3,000 teens die each year in crashes because they were texting while driving.

If you think it’s only teens texting while driving, your wrong. According to Texting While Driving Safely, 48% of kids have seen their parents texting while their driving. It’s less than half, but it’s still important to understand this danger that people being drove and/or the person driving are experiencing. And, Ice Bike states that each year, about 1,300,000 people are killed in road accidents. At that rate, in 10 years, 13,000,000 people will die in car crashes. Thats too many deaths for my liking!

There are solutions to stop texting while driving. You can help create laws against texting while driving. Cell Control says that you can silence the ringer so teens aren’t tempted to answer on the road. They also had another idea. Maybe you have a phone that you can program it to lock it with a passphrase. Well, you can use this as a reminder not to text or call when you’re behind the wheel. And this idea might sound nuts, but it could save your life one day. You can put your phone in the trunk. Like I said, crazy idea, but a way to save lives. Please consider these ideas to stop texting while driving. If anyone can stop it, you can.

Yours Truly,