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Attention Essay

On a daily basis the average person does a lot of multi-tasking and it is accepted, even praised by a lot of employers.  Although many of us may be very talented at multitasking in some instances it could be very dangerous. Multi-tasking or even being distracted can lead to many mistakes in every area of life.  Today, especially on the roads we see a lot more accidents because people are either not paying attention or they are multitasking while they are driving. For most this is a very common gesture that happens whether it is looking for something in their car, eating, on their phones changing music, texting, making calls but at what cost does multitasking get you? 

    Today there are about 1in 4 accidents that are caused by texting and driving that is 1.6 million crashes a year that are by texting and driving.  The more you are on your cell phone while driving the less aware you are to your surroundings, especially if you are sitting in traffic or pedestrians that are walking in crosswalks.  It does not matter if someone is an awesome multitasker a person can still have errors in their work or miss something as they go. Many times there are people that can multitask but miss something simple as adding a word to a sentence or adding a document to a file.  Now imagine what could happen while driving, it could be something as small as missing a turn or as detrimental as causing an accident and causing injuries to someone else. 

As stated before many people believe that their multitasking skills are something to be proud of, being able to drive and text at the same time looking up and down for few seconds at a time is considered a skill. when in reality they’re putting other people at risk with their actions of not giving their full attention to the task in front of them. Most vehicle accidents are caused by a distracted drivers.

 
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