Dear Mr. President,
Hi, my name MCR is from Parkway West Middle in St. Louis MO. I am here to bring up texting while driving. It is extremely dangerous and deadly. Most car crashes are caused by distracted driving. Here are some other facts:
· 500,000 Americans are killed or seriously injure by distracted drivers.
· Texting drivers are 23 times more likely to get into an accident than a non- texting driver.
· Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting so when traveling at 55mph, that's enough, time to cover the length of a football field.
· Most states have been banning texting while driving.
Distracted driving is one of the main causes of death, but you can stop this by putting a phone out of sight out of mind and if it's an important text, pull over and read it. Please stop distracted driving by passing a nationwide law will be given against it saying that whoever is caught doing it then they have a $100 fine to deal with.
Mrs. Elsie F. Rafferty
Parkway West Middle School
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