Some infographics seem to promote an agenda. If the “Distracted driving statistics and laws” infographic is doing this then we are uncertain what it could be. In the beginning, it is stated that drunk drivers are 7 times more likely to cause accidents, while distracted drivers are 23 times more likely to do so. We are uncertain of the veracity of these facts but, even assuming that they are true, then it seems to imply (by comparing and contrasting them in this way) that the infographic would favor drunk driving. We do not know of anyone in his or her right mind who would say that drunk driving is not a bad thing.
Moreover, drivers agree that driving is, by itself, a distraction-free activity. A driver does not have to think about how much to turn the steering wheel or to press down on the brakes; the driver simply does all this without a thought. In addition, what is a distraction? Would people say that the siren from an ambulance is a distraction? Would people in political authority advocate for laws abolishing sirens? We hope not.
Moreover, what is a distraction? Numerous studies have shown that women, especially, are multi-taskers. And everyone, we hope, is able to walk and chew gum at the same time. We do agree that some things are, or can be, a distraction. After all, we would not want to see a driver cooking a pizza while driving along the highway. On the other hand, with the growing number of Google cars and other self-driving cars, perhaps this will be a good thing.
Likes: The “Cell phone state laws” section provides a wealth of information and insight, if analyzed.
Dislikes: We’re not sure of the many stats quoted in this infographic
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