Title: Road Rage
Topic: Road Rage
Specific Purpose: To convince the audience to fight “road rage” by increasing driver awareness.
Thesis Statement: Tonight, I want to talk to about road rage, which is becoming a growing epidemic affecting today’s roadways.
Attention Material: “He cut me off.” “She wouldn’t let me pass.” “Nobody gives me the finger.” “I would never had shot him if he hadn’t rear-ended me.” “He practically ran me off the road-what was I supposed to do?” These and many other frightening “reasons” came from those who were associated with incidents that had resulted in injury or death on our roadway from road rage or aggressive driving.
Credibility Material: For my research material I used five different sources. Three of which came from magazines, and the other two from the internet. I don’t really know to much about the authors to vouch for their credibility. However, I did keep in mind the material I looked at, and I found it to pretty consistent with other information I found. So I relied the consistency of the information when I did my research.
Thesis Statement: Tonight, I want to talk to you about road rage, which is becoming a growing epidemic affecting today’s roadways
Preview: We will begin by looking at what road rage is, second, why, where, and when road rage happens. Then finally, what we can do to prevent or solve road rage. By focusing on these three main points, I hope to convince those of you who have taken or know someone who has taken place in road rage, to stop before you hurt yourself or someone else.
(Transition: We will begin first by looking at what road rage is.)
B. What is Road Rage?
I am sure all of you have heard the term road rage before, but many of you may not know how it is defined. Road rage, which is also called aggressive driving, is defined as behavior b...