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Texting And Driving Essay

  • Submitted by: nilaseales
  • on March 23, 2012
  • Category: English
  • Length: 501 words

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Below is an essay on "Texting And Driving" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

The article of April 24th, 2010 published by Ms. Oprah Winfrey and titled “Dnt Txt N Drv is an extreme indictment of where our society has got to in terms of our view of the value of human life. The author uses the thoughts and subjective example of one couple who have lost a daughter to the insanity of someone texting and driving as well as published research figures which point to the rise in road deaths which result from this practice. There is no doubt that texting has contributed to the inordinate amount of futile deaths of many innocent bystanders in our society and should be a practice that every concerned citizen should strive to eradicate.
In order to emphasize her point of view Ms. Winfrey appeals to the emotions of good citizenship. She highlights the idea that another’s life is more important than our desire to keep in constant touch with the world over trivial matters or to selfishly conclude that the world revolves around us. Since when did technology become as important to us as to cloud our understanding of the most important thing in life – life itself? These things are within our power to control. Causing an accident fatal or otherwise as a result of texting is certainly avoidable. It is not mandatory. We need to caution ourselves and act with due consideration for the welfare of others rather than always putting our desires first.
The organization of Ms. Winfrey’s article makes easy reading for her intended audience. It is neither patronizing nor haughty in tone and therefore guaranteed not to ruffle any feathers. Rather it is a frank report of the actual consequences of this frowned on activity; and the carefully structured body of factual evidence enhances her claim that this practice needs to stop if we are to save the life of only one other unfortunate person. She minimizes the need to be involved in matters every second of the day as well as she uses recognizable and credible names and organizations as proof that her campaign is worth...

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