Texting and Driving
Within the last 20 years, cellphones and later becoming smartphones have become increasingly popular worldwide. Texting and driving have become a big issue in the previous two decades. On January 1, 2009, the wireless communication device (no texting) law took effect in California.
In our day to day life, most of us are already distracted by our personal lives, work, and other commitments. When people are commuting to and from
work or from anywhere, we tend to pull out our phones and think to ourselves; it’s just one quick text. Then this consent cycle starts reoccurring over and over again until some might even believe they have gotten “very good” at texting while driving. However, that is not the case; according to The National Safety Council in 2013, a model estimates a minimum of 341,000 of crashes involves text messaging. Under the California Vehicle Code (VC) Section 23123.5, states it is illegal to write, send, or read a text-based communication while you are operating a vehicle. It is important to remember that you are not the only person out on the road and should always be cautious of others around you.
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