Texting Tragedies

The Dangers of Texting and Walking

Jennifer Withers

How often do you get distracted by that thing that is always in your pocket? Yes, I mean your phone. Today’s world is centered around instant connection and information through almost any device. A text can be read through a phone, computer, or even a watch! Is that immediate response really worth putting your friends and peers in danger, though?

On the road, nearly 1.6 MILLION crashes happen due to cell phone usage. The car is not the only place that the cell phone can be distracting, however. Hallway traffic jams are a common occurrence here at Ava High School and high schools all across the nation. What if there were a solution to this regularly existing dilemma? Well, there is! Put those cell phones away and keep our hallways safe, Ava High School.