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Connecting the Pack at La Joya Community High School

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The Effect of Texting and Driving


Texting and driving is something many people do these days. Whether it be calling, texting or just looking at social media while you are driving. All of this causes something to happen around them. When you are texting and not looking at the road, it may cause you to not see that you ran a redlight, or even worse you cause a car crash. Texting and driving may have the same effects as drinking and driving since teenagers are more distracted by their phones these days.

“Recently, an article outlining a woman’s outrage that the person who caused her husband’s death because he was texting while driving would only be given a $500 traffic ticket.” Texting and Driving Deserves the Same Treatment as Drinking and Driving.

It says that 34% of people have admitted to texting and driving. Many accidents have been caused because of texting and driving. Yeah, some people may text and drive but still be safe about it. Like only texting at a red light and not while actually driving. But what if that person didn’t see it was green and didn’t go on time? An accident would be caused, or people may get annoyed because of that person just sitting there at the green light.

“The “Stop the texts. Stop the wrecks.” campaign reminds people that the kind of overconfidence displayed by those that text and drive is selfish and dangerous, and that no one is special enough to text and drive.” Pereira O’Dell.

So, how many people will continue to text and drive even knowing the cause of what will happen? Will people be safer? Everyone has their own decisions on what to do with their life.


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Ashanty Morales
Ashanty Morales Leiva is an amazing videographer and journalist at La Joya Community High School in Avondale, Arizona. She is a sophomore currently taking the 2023-2024 Advanced Digital Communication Class and upcoming SkillsUSA competitor. She is taking the class in hopes of learning and enhancing her skills in photography and journalism. She has only been at La Joya for one year. A lot has happened to her over her time on campus here at La Joya Community High School that has helped her improve as a journalist which allows her to be able to help others. She plans to one day go on to competition for Video and Journalism. She has hopes that she will succeed and present the best work possible. Ashanty one day hopes to pursue a career in photography or as an auto mechanic. She will go off to college, hoping to receive a degree to become a Mechanic, while also pursuing and continuing as an astonishing photographer.

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