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A driver is required to keep his/her eyes on the road at all times and if he/she is involved in texting while driving his sense of seeing is distributed in two tasks and he/she may miss an individual who is crossing the road and may run them down with their car. Other than death driving while texting has resulted in huge amount of monetary costs. One of the costs that is incurred due to accidents involving driving and texting is the medical cost that both the driver as well as the individual being injured has to pay due to an accident. Driving and texting even has psychological costs associated with it. When lives are lost, family members of those injured and killed in accidents experience emotional trauma due to the unhealthy situation of the driver and the
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Impaired driving after taking substances that might intoxicate the driver is a social malady that attracts substantial hatred and notice from all spheres of the population. Ironically an activity like texting while driving that deserves equal if not more hatred and importance goes by almost unnoticed.
Already, 30 states in the US have legislation prohibiting texting while driving in place. However, evidence suggests that the law is not strong enough to stop people from doing this. According to reports (cited in Buzzle.com), a total of 16,000 people died in accidents caused by drivers sending text messages while driving between 2001 and 2007.
As I progressed in my trip, the sun started to come up and the dawn and light game of blinding the driver began. This is what is known as the witching hour while driving. It is the time of the day when one needs the utmost of concentration as our eyes try to acclimatize to the slowly changing lighting situation on the road. Then it happened.
One of the controversial road safety debates today has to do with texting and driving, some people feel it is not wrong to do both and it should not be disallowed while others are if the belief that texting and driving s increase the chances of crashing ones car.
Texting while driving has been viewed as one of the major causes of distracted driving, which occurs in driving. Distracted driving denotes any activities, which could divert a person’s attention away from the driving task. Such distractions endanger the safety of bystanders, passengers and the driver.
Texting requires one to look at the phone’s screen and keypad in order to ensure that he is typing the correct information. While doing this, a driver may not be able to notice important road signs and traffic lights, which may warn him of danger thereby risking his
To address this issue I have opted for a training program in a training institution. This institution is based in the traffic department. In the program, several habits of that may lead to fatal accident are highlighted. Specifically, I seek to learn more on influences
It not surprising that every new day our Medias are filled with news of vehicle involved in accidents that can be traced back to texting while driving. According to one Blog by Seth Godin, a popular blogger on matters of human behavior, the
The victim’s blood ran all over making the situation to look more pathetic. My soul was filled with sorrow when I discovered that the man driving the car had been answering a call when the accident happened. I got to understand how a simple glance