Principles of public Speaking

Course Name:Principles of public Speaking

Assignment # 6

Title: Why banning the use of cell phones while driving should be mandatory nationwide? (With changes)

General Purpose: Persuade

Specific Purpose: Persuade my audience that banning the use of cell phones while driving should be mandatory nationwide

Central idea: Lawmakers should pass a legislation banning the use of cell phone while driving nationwide

I. Introduction:

A: Cell phones are as common in the market today as a wrist watch on your arm.Every one has one including the very young as well as the extreme elderly.People are constantly talking,texting,playing games or surfing on the internet on their cell phones.These devices are harmless until individuals decided to get behing the wheel and drive.Therefore,the government should pass legislation to ban cell phone usage while driving nationwide.

B: Consider that one day you get a phone call from someone telling you that there was an accident and your child is dead because a person using their cell phone was not paying attention to the road.Would you be devasted?I sure sure you believe that it would never happen to you,but do you want to take that risk?how many more people have to die before you even consider the ban on cell phones while driving?According to
the NHTSB,texting is 6 times more dangerous than driving intoxicated.Finally,texting is not a teen –only problem with 47% of adults admitting to texting while driving


II. Body of the presentation:

Distracted driving is an epidemic

Lawmakers should act responsibly and enact measures of how to prevent innocent citizens from being a victim to these accidents.Im sure there,s more that can be done regarding this issue.

As a result of this epidemic,some states have aready implemented laws in order to address this issue.Today,my mission will be to convince you to make a pledge and stop using cell phones while driving.

Distracted driving is becoming a nationwide epidemic

According to the AAA foundation for traffic safety,distracted driving contributes to up to 8,000 crashes every single day and the numbers are climbing unless something is done about it.

Many of the cell phones being manufactured today have the capability of performing multiple task.So what happen when you hear your phone ring or buzz indicating that you have a nessage?The amount of times it takes just to acknowledge that you have a message is enough to cause a serious accident and sometimes fatal.

C. This epidemic has got to the point where lawmakers need to seriously consider how to stop accidents

1. Several states have already pass laws restricting text message while driving and many require drivers to use hands-free
devices while talking on the phones.since cell phone become more affordable,there has been an increase in cell phones usage while driving.

2. Statistic from a report in 2009 showed that 56% teenagers admit to talking on their cell phone behind the wheel while 13% admit to texting while driving.(Car Accident Cell) These numbers could be low because the statistic were base on information that was provided voluntary.


In today society our technology is more advanced than ever before.So far advanced is our society,that we can easily use cell phones to speak to anyone,anywhere and at any time.For example,we can ues cell phones while driving,or speak to someone in another country.We can use them in the business world to conduct meetings or rely vital information to co-workers or conduct trade with other businesses.Cell phones are use to schedule appointmen,fax,e-mail,call for assistance,report emergencies,and keep in contact with love ones and friends.Driving while using a cell phone is very common and prove a major threat to people,s lives on the road.Cell phone must be banned while driving.