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Persuasive Speech Outline

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Course no. SP180.1.2 – Principles of Public Speaking
Assignment No. 6 – Persuasive Speech Outline

TITLE: Why Banning the Use of Cell Phones While Driving Should be Mandatory Nationwide
A.    General Purpose
 To persuade the audience that cell phone usage while driving should be banned nationwide
B.    Specific Purpose
 To convince the audience that driving while on a cell phone can be distracting and very dangerous to themselves as well as others on the road
C.    Central idea
 Using a cell phone while driving is distracting to the driver, this can cause serious accidents to include fatalities. The accidents can be prevented by not receiving call or text messages while driving.
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B. Key Point #2: Having consistent laws in all states.
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Currently, not all states have banned the use of cell phones while driving, so people traveling to other states and not knowing the laws could find themselves with a steep fine, or they use this as an excuse that they didn’t know the law (Ahlers, 2011).
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Inconsistent state-level laws are not sufficient; a complete cell phone ban while driving should be put in place in all states to reduce driving distractions would mean fewer accidents and fewer fatalities (Lissy, Cohen, Park, & Graham, 2000).
C. Key Point #3: People being distracted while driving. 
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Distracted-driving crashes in Texas in 2013 increased by 6 percent, TxDOT said in mid-June. “Talking, texting, eating or even changing the radio station while driving can lead to serious injury or death,” TxDOT deputy executive director John Barton said. (TxDOT.Gov)
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Distractions occur when you are not watching the road and not concentrating on your surroundings.
Conclusion
Talking or sending text messages on the cell phones while driving is a bad multitasking. The use of cell phones while...

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