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Driving while Texting Six Times More Dangerous than Driving while Drunk

Texting while driving is a major cause of traffic crashes and fatalities. Texting drivers are 23 times more likely to be involved in an auto accident than non-texting drivers, whether using handheld or hands-free phones.
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This website will help me compare texting while driving, and drunk driving.  This will help me prove how serious this situation is.  I know this website is credible because this website was made by the sociology department.

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State Law Takes Effect For Higher Fines For Texting While Driving

State Law Takes Effect For Higher Fines For Texting While Driving | Texting and Driving | Scoop.it
Drivers now have more reason to put down their cellphones, as the state is raising the maximum fine for using a hand-held electronic device behind the wheel. A first offense will now result in a fine ranging from $50 to $150.
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This article will help with my presentation because it gives specific effects for higher fines if caught texting while driving.  These effects will further persuade my peers that it is necessary to have higher fines for texting and driving.  This source is credible because it was in a newspaper making me be believe it is in fact reliable.

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Texting while driving: teen shares story

Texting while driving: teen shares story | Texting and Driving | Scoop.it
Wil Craig was in a crash in which the driver was texting.
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I would use this website because it is providing actual interviews and stories on people that have had horrible experiences with texting and driving.  This would allow me to put the readers into perspective of what it would be like if something like this would happen to them.  This is a credible source because it is something that has came straight from their mouth about their own stories with texting and driving.  

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Pennsylvania cell phone, text messaging laws for drivers

Pennsylvania cell phone, text messaging laws for drivers | Texting and Driving | Scoop.it
Pennsylvania laws and bills on drivers' use of cell phones, hands free headsets and text messaging
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I would use this website to look further into the laws of texting and driving in Pennsylvania.  Because i think this law should be taken more seriously, I would then further say what other restrictions i think should be reinforced.  I would also look into how many people a year have been caught texting and driving and have experienced the consequences.  The studies that are shown lead me to believe that this is in fact a credible source. It also tells who the people/group are that have proven the studies.

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GHSA Issues: Distracted Driving

GHSA Issues: Distracted Driving | Texting and Driving | Scoop.it
Driver inattention is a leading factor in many crashes, and cell phone use and texting are some of the most common driver distractions.
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I believe this website will help with my presentation because it talks about the factors to many crashes. I brings up how phone use and texting are some of the most common driver distractions.  I believe this website is credible because it has many statistics from the National Highway Safety Association 

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Texting While Driving: How Dangerous is it? - Feature

Texting While Driving: How Dangerous is it? - Feature | Texting and Driving | Scoop.it
Car and Driver presents Texting While Driving: How Dangerous is it?. Read expert vehicle reviews and award-winning feature content at Car and Driver.
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I will use this website to prove through an actual experiment that texting and driving impairs your driving. Therefore this action should be taken in a serious matter.  This experiment figures out if texting and driving is just as dangerous, if not more, then drunk driving.  I believe that this is a credible source because the same man, Phil Lebeau, has wrote a coverage on texting and driving on CNBC

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Texting While Driving: How Dangerous is it? - Feature

Texting While Driving: How Dangerous is it? - Feature | Texting and Driving | Scoop.it
Car and Driver presents Texting While Driving: How Dangerous is it?. Read expert vehicle reviews and award-winning feature content at Car and Driver.
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This website would be useful because it shows actual studies showing how texting and driving impairs driving and how dangerous incidents have occured due to texting and driving.  I would then further explain how the laws should be more strict towards texting and driving.  The studies that are shown lead me to believe that this is in fact a credible source. 

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Texting and Driving Statistics

texting and driving statistics, all types
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This website would provide me with statistics to help make the readers understand how many people have suffered from texting and driving.   The studies that are shown lead me to believe that this is in fact a credible source. It also tells who the people/group are that have proven the studies.

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