Literary Analysis

Bryce Shockey
The Last Word

Did you know that in 2011, 23% of auto collisions were caused by cell phones? The numbers are actually very sad. I think texting and driving is very stupid because one text is not worth your life or another persons by any means. I think texting and driving should definitely be illegal because it is life threatening, it kills thousands every year, and it's just not worth it. Texting and driving should be a crime. The thing is though, everyone will eventually be finding themselves doing it. We are all humans, we make mistakes. Texting and driving is life threatening, no matter what anybody says. It's not right, some people even think of it as “practical suicide”. Texting and driving kills innocent people.
Maybe you have been tempted, sitting at the wheel in traffic, you hear your beep of a text message come through. It may be your boss needing the final projection numbers for the week or even your boyfriend texting to see whats for dinner tonight. Traffic is backed up and you know it will just take a minute to reply back, so you do. You may think there is little risk, then BAM, you rear end the car in front of you because they stopped and you did not see in order to stop in time. This is what actually kind of happened to a 16 year old's car when she decided to text while driving, she hit a parked car. Driving while texting is very dangerous and costly.
There are two major dangers to worry about while texting and driving. There have been thousands of deaths due to texting while driving. The University of North Texas Health Center reported during 01-07, 16,141 lives were claimed by texting and driving. Driver's eyes were distracted by texting for only 4.6 seconds. This may seen like a short time, but in matters of driving,   it's quite a bit. According to the National Safety Council, 1.6 million crashes are caused by the use of cell phones while driving. During that 4.6...