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Impaired Senses, Impaired Life

Driving Stats Grade: 10

By: Aung Yel (Nemo) Kyaw

Driving while texting is dangerous. It have cost people to death and some injured. Some people have lost their families and friends because of someone who is texting while driving. I have a graph that shows how many people have died in car accident by a distraction in Indiana. In 2008, 821 people died by a distraction in the state of Indiana. In 2009, 693 people died because of some distraction in Indiana. In 2010, 754 died. In 2011, 749 died in Indiana, and in 2012 and 2013, 1450 people died because of some kind of distraction in Indiana. We collected this data from a police officer name Sergeant Ron Galaviz. I have an another graph that shows how many people died in The United States while driving with an distraction. In 2011, 3,331 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver compared to 3,267 in 2010. and In 2011, 387,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver and this is a fact from a internet resources. Most of the distraction was involved by cell phones, kids, and pets.

Author: Stephen Lassiter

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Now I will show you the difference between the two Work Cited graph as you can see in the picture. I have this graph US Department of Transportation. “ What is here which is the whole US and on the other half I Distracted Driving?” NHTSA. N.d. Web. 5 have a graph just the state of Indiana. And the same Nov. 2013 problem here is that most of the distraction here was about cell phones. The difference is that most of them Stephen Lassiter. “ Tulsa’s road Facilities were injured by someone distraction. and in the state On One Map.” Bike Walk Tulsa. 28 Nov. of Indiana more people were killed because of driving 2011. Web. 7 Nov. 2013 while texting. So what I got for you to read today was what happened Centers for Disease Control and Prevenin the past for driving with some kind of distraction. So tion. “Distracted Driving in the United I want everyone to know that driving with an distracStates and Europe.” USA.gov. 9 May 2013. tion can cause you to injury or you can probably die. I Web. 7 Nov. 2013 don't want you guys that are reading this to drive around with a phone in your hands and text while Galaviz, Sgt. Ron. Indiana State you're driving. Because if you do you might get into Personal interview. 5 Nov. 2013 accident which might kill the other people that you crash into, but nothing may happen to you but it can ruin the other people family life. Remember never TEXT while DRIVING.

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By: Daymon Marlowe Grade: 9 Quick Tip: Encourage your friends and family to designate their cars a “no phone” zone when driving.

Some people may be able to relate to a distracted driving incident. However, do they know the facts about this topic? This article will explain possible effects of distracted driving. Distracted driving can have a severe effect on a person's life. Distracted driving can be known as texting, eating and driving, or even listening to the radio. There are many forms of distracted driving. One of these distractions is texting and driving. Thirty one percent of all Americans send a text or email while they drive. In a result, many injuries can happen, and in certain cases death can occur (US Department of Transportation). This form of distracted driving, and all other types can impair your three main types of distractions. According to the US Department of Transportation, it takes the average human 4.6 seconds to either receive, or compose a text message. That means that at the speed of 55 mph, you can travel the distance of a football field in 4.6 seconds.

A result from these decisions can involve injuries, and in some cases, death. In 2011, 3,331 deaths were reported involving distracted driving. Distracted driving also caused 387,000 injuries in 2011. That is a 29,000 decrease in injuries from the prior year. In 2010, ten percent of crash related injuries involved distracted driving (US Department of Transportation).

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Distracted driving can be known as texting, eating and driving, or even listening to the radio. Distracted driving can potentially be a big problem. Eleven percent of drivers under twenty that were involved in a fatal accident were reported as distracted during the time (Department of Transportation). Driving distracted can be considered a common problem.

The best way to end distracted driving is to educate all

Americans about the danger it poses.

Alex’s By: Lorenzo Catalan Grade: 11 Quick Tip: Set a positive example for others by putting your cell phone away every time you drive.

Most of the U.S population has a cell phone, ranging from newer to older technology. We all use our cellphones to communicate with others through texting, social media and talking on the phone. 2.1 Trillion text messages are sent annually. Although it is a dangerous gesture and life ending for some new drivers, other teens state that they are confident with the use of their cell phones while operating a motor vehicle. Sgt. Ron Galaviz, Indiana state police says ” If it were up to me, I'd ban cell phone usage in motor vehicles altogether” The controversy of cell phone use is a major one, “it's becoming an epidemic” says Sgt. Ron Galaviz. Have you ever wanted to grab a bite to eat, but didn't have the time to sit down and enjoy your meal? If you're like most Americans, you'd go to a drive thru. This is most common among the busiest of Americans who'd like to get a bite to eat, but most are unaware of the simple and avoidable dangers.

Life is filled with many different dangers, dangers we battle every day. Most of the dangers of life aren't preventable but driving distracted is easily preventable. “I miss her smile, she had an amazing smile” Says Katrina Brown, sister of Alex Brown. Alex died from a distracted driving accident in November 10, 2009. “When I left, I just called her name and said “I'm leaving” and she said a wait minute and came running out of her room, and she came up there, and gave me a hug. She pushed her hair back like she did everyday, and I kissed her on the forehead and said” be good today”. You know, just a normal day” Says Alex Brown's father, Johnny Mac Brown. Distracted driving impairs your senses through different types of distraction such as texting, eating and being fatigued. No matter how good of a driver you are, we are all human and we all get distracted. While reaching over to gather excess fries from the bag, you take your eyes, mind and hand off of the road and wheel. Others may argue that eating while driving isn't much of a distraction because eating only takes a couple of seconds but in reality having your eyes off of the road for one second at 70 mph is the equivalent of driving 105 feet a second. One second may not seem like allot of time and is usually overlooked as valuable but when it's the one second your life flashes before your eyes, it will be the most valuable. Whether a busy day at work or just a long day, driving fatigued is just as dangerous as any other type of distracted driving. A long day can be very tiring but it is always better to have a designated driver when you're “Not feeling up to the task”. Although unreal to some, falling asleep at the wheel is a real danger, it may be a deeper sleep than is desired. When Driving while fatigued it becomes easy to fall asleep in general, so thinking logically it would be dangerous to drive while fatigued because it is easy to fall asleep behind the wheel and waking up, if at all, in a hospital bed.

“My husband and I had to make the decision to let her go” says Jeanne Brown, Mother of Alex brown Driving with distractions is a very dangerous choice to make, a choice that could be life ending. We are able to turn our cell phones off before entering a vehicle; prepare a meal before the day starts, and rest before entering a vehicle or call and or assign reliable personnel to be a designated driver. The mistakes we make are easily preventable, but unfortunately we learn from another's misfortune. Alex lost control of her vehicle while taking the back-road on her way to school, she was thrown through the windshield. Her truck rolled over and crushed her. It was noted that Alex was texting at the time of the crash.

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