everyone’s ability to drive safely. It should also no longer be a question when and where texting behind the wheel is illegal. Every state should have the same exact laws against texting. The punishments must also be stiffened, forcing people to reach deeper into their pockets if caught texting. A heftier fine, as well as license suspension would be a strong deterrent for people to keep their fingers off the keypad. Besides new laws against texting while driving, it is also vital that the government provide strong education programs thoroughly describing the dangers of all types of distracted driving, specifically focusing on texting. Making it a requirement to pass a mandatory distracted driving class is the final step in ensuring that our country understands the horrific danger that can occur simply from reading “Where u at.” Works Cited Page: “Texting While Driving Stories & Accidents | AT&T Corporate Responsibility.” AT&T. Web. 29 Mar. 2012. < - citizenship?pid=19917 >. “Cell Phone & Texting Accident Statistics.” Cell Phone Accident Statistics and Texting While Driving Facts. Web. 29 Mar. 2012. < >. “Map of Texting Bans.” Iihs.org. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Mar. 2012. Web. <http:/;. Lowy, Joan. “National Texting While Driving Ban: U.S. Urges No Cell Phones, No Texting While Driving.” The Huffington Post, 31 Dec. 2011. Web.
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