Transcript of "The effects of texting while driving"
The Effects Of Texting While Driving
When did texting while driving become an issue? <ul><li>Sending text messages while driving has been a controversial issue for several years and was brought back to the forefront with the recent trolley crash in Boston where the driver says he was texting his girlfriend at the time of the incident. </li></ul>
Texting while I drive isn't a problem. Is it? <ul><li>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that distracted drivers accounted for 80% of all crashes in the United States in 2005 and 2006. For teens, texting is the main distraction.Where is this epidemic coming from? Primarily from two sources. </li></ul><ul><li>First, many teens text all day every day, and they carry the habit into the car. Their judgment about driving is poor due to inexperience. The result is accidental death in many cases </li></ul>
Can I really get a ticket for text messaging while I drive? <ul><li>You can be cited for an infraction for violating this law with a first-time fine of $20 and $50 for every subsequent ticket. Also, you could be required to attend court which could greatly interrupt your school and/or work schedule. </li></ul>