Youth Forward Scholarship 2019 – Driving Safely

Name: Victoria Rivas
From: El Paso, Texas
Grade: 12
School: Valle Verde Early College High School
Votes: 0

are the effects of driving while distracted? (Texting)

people tend to forget the importance of focusing while driving.
Driving is not easy, it requires the full attention of the driver at
all times. While driving, your life and the life of others depend on
you. Having a car and driving is a big responsibility because having
a car can change someone’s life in seconds. Therefore, texting
while driving is the biggest mistakes that a person could make. You
should never text and drive. Texting while driving is one of the
biggest distractions that a person could have. It keeps you from
giving your fullest attention on the road. Instead, it causes you to
focus on replying on texts, that could wait for later when you are
not driving and it is safe for everyone. Texting and driving prevent
you from taking the precautions, that you would normally take. Some
examples of it are, not being aware of your surroundings, not keeping
a sufficient amount of distance between cars and committing
infractions. These types of distractions can cause deadly accidents
and injuries, including you and those surrounding you. Texting while
driving converts you into someone hazardous on the road. Texting and
driving causes for a greater chance of accidents. In the blink of an
eye, many things could happen. Texting requires more than one second
of ones’ attention, pre-positioning you in great dangers. Every
second count, as well as every life. Don’t risk your life or
someone’s life, for a simple text. A text can wait, a life cannot.
Don’t text and drive, and save yourself from big problems. Save
yourself from legal implications and injuries. Texting while driving
changes lives. Instead, focus on driving and turn your phone on
silence. Drive safe, arrive home safe. Allow yourself to appreciate
the gift of driving and your surroundings, this will lead you into a
safer trip.u into a safer trip.

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