English Discussion on
 Distracted Driving


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STUDENT A's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student B.)

(1) On a scale of 0 to 10, how important is your cell / mobile phone to you?
(2) How important is your safety and well-being?
(3) Do you ever text, check social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) or e-mail while you are walking or driving?
(4) Have you ever seen somebody do something dangerous while texting and walking or driving?
(5) What percentage of traffic accidents do you think are the result of distracted driving?
(6) Is texting while driving as dangerous as drunk driving?
(7) How can society discourage people from letting their phone distract them while walking or driving?
(8) Do you think education alone is enough to eliminate distracted driving?
(9) Are fines a sufficient penalty for distracted driving?
(10) How much should the fine be for distracted driving?

STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student A.)

(1) In addition to fines, what other measures can be used to punish distracted drivers?
(2) Can most people multi-task well enough to text and drive safely?
(3) What can a person do to resist being distracted by their phone while walking or driving?
(4) What would you do if the person driving the car or bus you were in starts texting?
(5) Is talking on the phone dangerous while driving?
(6) How long can you wait before checking for messages?
(7) How quickly do you try to respond to messages?
(8) Where do you usually carry your phone? Why?
(9) How do you feel when a friend doesn’t reply to your message immediately?
(10) Do you ever check messages during class? (Be honest!)



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