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Gomez1 Nicholas Gomez Reba Bailey English 102-074 16 February 2011 Inquiry Proposal My research topic is distracted driving or also seen by many as texting and driving, talking on the phone while driving, and using other hand held devices or technologies while driving. My overarching question for this topic is; what are we doing to prevent and reduce distracted driving? My sub-questions mainly have to do with the effects of distracted driving as a whole, which I eventually plan on connecting to my overarching question of what is being done to prevent and reduce distracted driving from happening. This topic interests me because I don’t think that people today really realize how destructive and dangerous distracted driving can be, not only to you but to others as well. My sister got in a car accident that cost her her life due to a different and “less serious” form of distracted driving according to today’s society. Can you imagine what would happen to someone if they were to participate in the “more serious” types of distracted driving such as texting and talking on the phone while driving? I can. And yes I won’t lie I used to text and drive all of the time and I always thought that I wouldn’t be the one to get in an accident but look what happened to my sister. Sometimes we need reality to really show us what is best for us. I’m just sorry that it had to happen that way for me and I don’t want it to be like that for others so I want to provide at least a little bit more awareness to my peers. My topic hasn’t changed at all, for I have taken a great interest in it and have found a lot of information on it. I have been very set on this topic; however my overarching question has
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Gomez2 changed a little bit. At first I just wanted to know what society is doing to prevent and reduce this problem of distracted driving but then I found myself wanting to know more and dug deeper and
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