I. The general purpose of my speech is to inform my audience about driving while distracted.
II. My specific purpose is to persuade my audience Texting and driving is risky and will lead to injury maybe even death.
III. The central idea is to consider other pedestrians while texting and driving.
Introduction
Increasing awareness on negative outcomes of texting while driving nationwide, to inform the audience of the risk they are taking while texting and driving.
A: 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving
B: 94% of drivers support a ban on texting while driving. 74% of drivers support a ban on hand-held cell phone use.
C: Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving.

Body
A: Driving while texting, is one of the leading challenges that face young adults.
1. It is a result of 1.6 million crashes each year
2. This can be resolved by increasing awareness of the negative effects of driving while texting

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A: Driving distracted is caused by tempting, It can also be caused by emergency use and that’s not an excuse to take your eyes off the road.
1. If it is important you should pull over
2. Make a commitment to not use your phone while driving, turn it off and put your phone out of reach before getting back on the road. Avoid eating while driving, eat and drink before getting on the road
A: Consider your passengers, Sending or reading a text message while driving puts your passengers’ lives at a significantly higher risk of being involved in an accident while riding in your vehicle.
1. Could you live with the knowledge that your decision to pick up your phone while operating a vehicle caused someone to suffer a life-altering injury or be killed?
2. In 2011, 1.3 million automobile accidents were caused by texting and driving. Texting and driving make you 23 % more likely to be involved in an accident.
It is a result of 1.6 million crashes each year. This can be resolved by increasing awareness of the negative effects of driving while texting. Another challenge faced by young adults is eating or drinking while driving. of

Conclusion
It Only Takes A Couple Of Seconds To Park Your Vehicle
If you simply cannot resist the urge to check your text messages (or take a call) while driving, take the time to pull off the roadway and park your vehicle before picking up your cell phone. Remember, red lights and stop signs are not safe places to check your cell phone. Find a parking lot or pull over at a safe location it’ll save lives. Finding somewhere to pull over will not only save your life but it will also save other lives too.
Consider other pedestrians.

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