David King Mr. Cottle Enc 1102 March 24, 2013 Texting and Driving
Just about everyone has seen at least one of the texting and driving
commercials. They tend to be very serious and straight to the point. There are many different types of these ads and they all are usually effective. Some are more factual while others are more visual. The graphic advertisements tend to be more serious and catch the attention of the viewer. None of these ads are happy, but rather somber and realistic.
“It won’t happen to me.” That is probably the number one saying teenagers
think to themselves before they do something like text and drive. According to Alcohol: Problems and Solutions “Texting while driving has passed drinking while driving in the leading cause of accidents and deaths in teenage drivers” (Alcohol: Problems and Solutions). The statistics for incidents with texting while driving is alarming. For example, Texting and Driving Statistics tells us that texting and driving causes 1.6 million accidents, 330,000 injuries a year and 11 teenagers die everyday (Texting and Driving).
Texting and driving affects everyone whether or not they are doing it or not.
These television ads are very affective and personally have had an affect on me in my life. After seeing many of these ads on television, I have seen what can happen if I was to text while driving. On a personal level I began thinking not only would I be
endangering myself if I was to take part in such a unsafe act, but who else I might be putting at risk or hurting. I realized that everyone around me on the road could be hurt and not only would I hurt them, but I would be hurting all my loved ones as well.