Luis Rivera 1 Persuasive speech 2 outline Specific purpose: To persuade my audience that texting while driving is very dangerous and should not be done. Thesis Statement: Although maintaining a communication while on the road can be beneficial or important, nobody should ever text while driving. INTRODUCTION: 1. Did you know that 16,000 people have died from 2001 to 2007 due to talking or texting while driving? (Fox) 2. Driving is a privilege that should be performed with absolute responsibility. 3. I was not aware at how dangerous texting while driving was until I read that it is actually more dangerous than drinking and driving. (LeBeau) 4. To support my argument I will introduce the problem and then present ways to prevent people from texting while driving. Transition: No text is worth dying for. BODY I. The reality of it is that many people’s lives are being put in danger when we decide to send a simple text when we are behind the wheel. A. One simple peek at your phone screen puts you or someone else in a life or death situation. 1. You might steer off the road and into incoming traffic. 2. A biker might be riding alongside the road. 3. A kid might run after his ball and into the street. B.
Texting While Driving Argumentative Essay
773 WordsDec 27th, 20124 Pages
Many accidents are blamed on distracted driving and most of the distractions are caused by cell phone usage. However, some opponents feel that creating a law against cell phone use infringes their personal rights. Others think that banning someone from using their cell phones is equivalent to telling someone that they can't adjust their radio or chat with someone else in their car. However, using a cell phone, whether talking or texting, while driving can be extremely dangerous; it should be made illegal because it is very hazardous to yourself and the people surrounding you, can lead to the death of loved ones, and it is even compared to the danger level of drunk driving. No matter what age the driver is, under no…show more content…
In the article, “Dead Girl’s Parents Warn Students to Buckle Up and Stop Texting,” shows that texting while driving is hazardous and very real when Alex Brown, age 17, died due to result of texting while driving while not wearing a seatbelt. The parents of Alex Brown, Johhny Mac and Jeanne Brown, appeared in front of an audience of hundreds of Clyde middle and high school students, to educate young people about Alex’s accident and how easily it could have been prevented. Texting while driving impacts the lives of those around you. A single distraction while driving, as small and simple it may seem such as texting, can lead to the death of loved ones.
Not only is texting while behind the wheel bad enough itself, many people compare the danger level to drunk driving. Driving while intoxicated at the same time is illegal, just as some believe texting while driving should be as well. Larry Copeland states that after a study was conducted at The University of Utah, it showed that driving with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08% is equal to texting and driving. If people were more aware of how closely related texting while driving and drunk driving are, it would help to inform all drivers on safety behind the wheel. Not only are distracted drivers harming themselves, yet they are putting every other driver on the road in the same dangerous position without realizing it.
Texting while driving puts many driver’s lives in danger daily.