ESSAY ANALYSIS - Gomez1 Nicholas Gomez Reba Bailey English...

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Gomez1 Nicholas Gomez Reba Bailey English 102-074 25 February 2011 Critical Analysis of Reducing Distracted Driving Reducing Distracted Driving. The title says it all. This source is focused on the effects, facts, statistics, and suggestions to reduce and eventually prevent distracted driving from happening. This article is not only an informative but also a bit of a persuasive article. It tells its readers that distracted driving is wrong (hence “reducing” it) and then informs the readers why it’s wrong with facts and statistics based on research and studies done over time. This article caught my attention from the start and still has my attention, not necessarily to the article but to the problem of distracted driving itself. This article has been written by Peter D. Jacobsen as well as Lawrence O. Gostin. Lawrence Gostin has B.A. at the State University of New York, Brockart. He also has a J.D. from Duke University. Peter Jacobsen however, has an MPH at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Public Health, along with a J.D. at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and last but not least an B.A. from Dickinson College. I don’t feel as if these two men’s education comes into question at all throughout this paper as well as after the listing of what degrees they have achieved. I could only find that Jacobsen is indeed a liberal; however I could not find the political affiliation of Gostin. With this said, I feel as though the political affiliation of either of these men doesn’t have anything to do with the topic at hand, for they are presenting data and facts about the act of distracted driving. Both of these men are or were professors of law at one time or another and are very educated in the area of law. Because of this statement, I
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Gomez2 believe that both of these men are highly qualified to write this article which indeed does have a big role in our society through recent laws created and possibly many more laws to come from following states. These authors s seem to know their stuff and through much experience have provided good information. What they may not know is cited and what they do know is included. They are not just writing based on their knowledge; they have done their research too, just as I am doing my own now. Both authors intent when writing this article included many factors. It is an informative
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