Persuasive Speech: Driving While Texting Essay
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Imagine this: You have a date scheduled with your girlfriend or boyfriend, but you over sleep. You wake up all panicy, youre already an hour late. You don’t want them to think you stood them out so you don’t even bother changing your clothes or fixing your hair. So you jet off in a rush and head to the car. As you’re driving you decide to send them a text to let them know you didn’t forget and you’re on your way… little did you know you were on your way to the hospital, with a pit stop at the county jail. It turns out that in those 2 seconds where you were looking at your cell phone you didn’t see that stop sign let alone that mini van with the 3 young children. All they can see now is the inside of the casket, while you’re looking at 25…show more content…
A study by Virginia Tech Driving Institute concluded that those who text while driving are 23 times more likely to be involved in a car accident. Other studies claim that texting while driving can be more harmful and detrimental than driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol because your mind is too consumed into your conversation.
Not only is cell phone use while driving unsafe and risky, it is also illegal. Talking on a hand held phone is illegal in 10 states , the use of cell phones by novice drivers are restricted by 32 states, and text messaging is banned for all drivers in39 states. All of these actions are illegal in New York. These actions result in a $150 ticket and 2 points on your license…However, this only applies to you if youre caught before an accident. But what happens if you kill a passenger due to texting? Depending on the amount of people and damage, the convictions can vary. They can range from motor vehicle homicide to negligent operation of a motor vehicle while causing serious accident while texting to having your license suspended for 15 years. Still not convinced? Lets take a gander into 18 year old Aaron Deaveau’s case.
So as you can see, Aaron Deaveau was convicted of all these charges and his life is ruined due to one
Persuasive Speech Sample
This short persuasive speech sample was sent in by a visitor to this website - Travis R, from the United States. Designed to persuade the audience NOT to use cell phones whilst driving, it uses facts to support the argument against cell phone use and ends on a though-provoking note, designed to appeal to the listeners' emotions.
Thank you, Travis, for sharing your speech, which I'm sure will inspire others as they work on creating their own.
Beginning of Persuasive Speech Sample
Cell Phone Use While Driving
Why should the use of cellphones while driving be banned?
The reason why cell phones should be banned while driving is that the majority of our drivers today are young teens and adults who are still learning the rules of the road. Many accidents are caused by the misuse of a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle.
In 2011, 350 fatal car crashes from the misuse of cell phones were recorded and the number continues to increase. This can be prevented if cell phones are just turned off and put away while driving. It's time to make a change and start cracking down on the safety of our roads.
I argue the fact that cell phone companies are coming up with new ways of using cell phones while driving, like hands free headsets, or built-in Bluetooth in manufactured cars. This shows young adults that it's OK to use cell phones while driving, and above all the new technology encourages young adults to use cell phones while driving.
Why shouldn't the phone companies be punished or regulated?
Perhaps people of a certain age should only get a certain type of phone, which could determine if they're driving or not depending on location. Furthermore, why don't parents talk to their kids about road safety and the proper way of using cell phones?
Ask yourself this - are you the one who will use a cell phone while driving? Or are you the one who will be able to go home and be with your family? There's always a choice... you'd better ensure that you make the right one.
End of Persuasive Speech Sample
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