Excluding the memoir assignment, this is my favorite paper of the class. I really like that we get to research important issues and display them in front of the class, raising awareness. I am fairly certain that I will do the topic of texting and driving, but I am not 100% sure yet. I’ve also been thinking about doing animal abuse/neglect because I’m very much an animal lover and a dog person. If I do end up doing the animal abuse issue, I would probably get way to angry to finish the assignment…so texting and driving it is!
I’m thinking about doing this subject because it is a growing problem both nationally and locally. It is growing more and more each day, and pretty soon we’re all going to have a friend who is a victim of texting and driving. It affects each and every community around the world, so I feel like it’s a pretty important matter. There are a lot of bans on texting and driving in the US, and I’m not sure which states do and don’t have it yet, but I will research all the specifics in the process of beginning my assignment. I know for a fact that Alaska does have a law for texting and driving. I think it bans texting and has fees and jail time for the consequences of being caught. I also know that Anchorage has a relatively high rate of accidents involving distracted driving, so I know I’ll be able to find organizations and programs about this topic.