ACT Essay Practice Prompt 1

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ACT Essay Practice Prompt 1

Recently, one state has passed legislation making it illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to use a cell phone—including hands-free models—or any other electronic communications device while driving. Supporters argue that such devices distract drivers' attention from the road, and thus this law will lower the number of accidents and save lives. Opponents argue the law is discriminatory, since adults may use hands-free cell phones while driving. In your opinion, should all states pass a law banning drivers 18 and younger from using communication devices while driving?

In your essay, take a position on this question. You may write about either one of the two points of view given, or you may present a different point of view on this question. Use specific reasons and examples to support your position.

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