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Why Texting and Driving Should Be Banned - There is 250 Million American who has a cell phone. Georgia house bill 23 would ban texting and talking drivers who are under 18 years old (Dickensheets N. Pag). Some people think that texting while driving should be unbanned because not everyone would be impaired when performing this task. However I think texting and driving should be banned because it costs too many injuries and death you see on TV and the news that are related to this. Some people thinks that driving and texting is just a simple task like picking up a phone and just press random buttons on it....   [tags: texting bans, driving, texting,] 565 words
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Texting and Driving - ... What this shows us is that if cell phone use while driving is banned the number of car accidents and fatalities will decrease dramatically. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, 20% of injury crashes were the result of distracted drivers and of those killed, 995 of them reported that a cell phone was the primary distraction (US Government Website for Distracted Drivers). 16% of drivers under the age of 20 involved in fatal accidents were a result of driving while distracted (US Government Website for Distracted Drivers)....   [tags: Driving, texting, legalization]
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The Dangers of Texting While Driving - In today’s day and age, technology has drastically increased. People seem to rely on the use of their devices more than anything. Typically, whenever and wherever, everyone is engaged in some form of technology, cell phones in particular. From pagers, to car phones, to initial “flip-phones”, and now to smart-phones, people practically use up most of their daily time with these devices. Nowadays, a lot of people doesn’t even like to have phone conversations…they can deliver their entire thought through a simple text message....   [tags: technology, texting while driving]
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The Dangers of Texting and Driving - “Hey guys look no hands”, is not something a family member or a friend never wants to hear from a friend or a loved one in a text message especially while that person is driving. The use of a cellphone is considered a necessity now a day among drivers that are currently on the road. People have to be socially connected with their friends all the time. Several individuals need to be constantly sending messages to their friends and family members with the use of a cellphone while driving. More and more drivers have the urge to use their cell phones while driving....   [tags: Distracted Drivers, Safety, Texting]
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Texting in the Academic Arena - There are many ambivalent ideas on texting in the academic arena. While many conventional minded educators at Wilkes University feel that the use of cellular devices to text in class is wrong, students equally believe it is not a major concern and is not harmful to their academic studies. From an argumentative standpoint, many professors feel that it is extremely disrespectful, as well as distracting for their students to text during lectures. Students are not able to focus entirely on the material being presented; academic scores are not as high as they should be....   [tags: texting habits, cell phone usage]
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There’s No Surviving if Texting While Driving - ... If individuals would use some of their time to research and read some of the statistics and stories of others who have been injured in texting and driving accidents, they might realize it could happen to them at any point in their lifetime. The person on the other end of that text message would most likely rather see their friend alive because they did not text them back right away, other than dead because they tried sending them one text that could have waited until they had reached their destination....   [tags: texting, driving, car accident]
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Communicating without Texting: The Key to Healthy Relationships - Communication is the key to any healthy relationship along with other factors. When text messaging is the main type of communication a relationship is bound to have many problems. Communication is supposed to be face- to- face and not electronically. Text messages are also a thing that alters trust between spouses. Many times people use text messages to be sneaky. There are many times when text messages have caused many scandals. Text messaging also lacks a needed amount of emotion. You can not always express the way you feel through a message because it can be taken that seriously....   [tags: Communication, Relationships, texting,] 1521 words
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The Pros and Cons of Texting - Step onto any college campus and take a look around.  You will find clumps of students standing around in circles, phones in hand, typing away.  What is it they are doing. Texting. Ever since the first text message was sent in 1993, the use of text messaging as a means of communication has spread like wild fire, especially amongst the adolescent generation. And with this new form of communication a new language has appeared; text-speak, the shortening of common words into abbreviations and acronyms (Drouin 49)....   [tags: Texting 2014]
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Is the Idea that Texting is Raping our Vocabulary Exaggerated? - In the Mobile Data Association press release of February 2009, it was stated that 78.9 billion text messages were sent in 2008 alone. This is a staggering increase from the 41.8 billion just two years previous. With OFCOM revealing 49% of 8-11 year olds now have their own mobile phones and 82% of them are regular texters, it seems the craze is fixed on an upward trend and Humphreys’ culprits are now starting younger than ever before. The 38% year on year growth from 2007 to 2008 demonstrates texting to be one of the few areas seemingly unaffected by the World-wide credit crunch....   [tags: texting, mobile phones, cell phones, vocabulary, ]
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Texting and Driving - “It’s the number one killer of teens” (Clark, 2013). A war is waging on throughout the streets of America. Everyday people risk their lives by driving. The enemy. Texting while driving. It is the act of composing, sending, or reading text messages while behind the wheels of a running vehicle. Driving under this influence is extremely careless and dangerous to others and is likely to cause accidents resulting in injuries or deaths. This problem is on the rise because the only ones with the power to make an impact against ending this war are law makers and law enforcement....   [tags: law enforcement, text message, habit]
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Impacts of Texting - There are many issues with technology and what texting has developed into. Not only with children and teenagers but with adults as well. The number of cell phones owned by people ages 13 and over went from 9 million in 2007 to over 63 million in 2010 then it skyrocketed to over 144 million people in 2012 according to Forbes. The average number of text messages sent just within the United States went from 14 billion in the year 2000 to 188 billion in 2013 according to Pew Institute Survey. You can see with these facts how out of control and how big of an issue texting is continuously growing into....   [tags: technology, cell phone, tex messages, language]
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The Texting Revolution - Many people today will agree that communication has vastly increased on a global scale. People can send messages instantly through - what one could easily guess - instant messaging, schedule a meeting with a simple tweet or text, or even hold their own conference discussions simply from their cellular phones. This can be simply stated as this: communication methods are constantly changing, and with these changing communication methods also comes language changes. There are people who will go with the flow of the changing language, and there are those who cannot seem to let go of the old ways....   [tags: Communication ]
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Effects of Texting on Society - Technological improvements make long distance communication easier than ever before. An advantage of texting is that it allows people to send short messages to anyone in any part of the world. Another advantage of texting is picture messaging which is a service that allows people to capture and share valuable moments. Texting is also a major distraction for teenagers, and it can affect important tasks such as driving. A large number of teenagers die while texting and driving at the same time. While texting contains many advantages such as easier communication, texting can be very addicting, compelling the user to respond regardless of the task at hand....   [tags: Technology, SMS, Voicemail]
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The Solution to Texting and Driving - ... By having the cell phone become the car key, it will disable the phone so there is no texting, no calling and no surfing the web allowed while the car is in motion. However, one will still be able to make phone calls by talking into the car in a bluetooth fashion, without actually looking down at the cell phone. Some of the newer cars already have that feature, but once the cell phone car key is installed, that feature will be made available in every car. By disabling the texting, calling, and internet features, it will be nearly impossible to text and drive while the car is in motion, which will enforce the law in an effective manner....   [tags: driving accidents, insurance, cell phones]
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Texting While Driving is Dangerous - Technologies in the ways of communications have improved greatly over the last 10 to 15 years. For years, we relied on a land line connection to house, office, stores, and phone booths to communicate with people. The commercial cell phones did not take off until more in the 1990s when people could afford the phones and service. People could communicate without the use of a land line and carry the phones with them. As technology improved, the methods of communication changed. Text messaging became a method of communication to send short messages that does not require calling up and talking to a person for longer period of time....   [tags: legal issues, text messaging]
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Effects of Texting While Driving - ... You are 23 times more likely to wreck if you are texting. Texting while driving is equal to driving bind for 5 seconds each text. Out of the worlds’ population of over 7 billion, at any given moment all over the world, over 800,000 drivers are texting. Drivers think they can handle looking away for a second to reply, or read a message. By doing this you are decreasing your break reaction time by 18% (national). “The concentration needed for safe driving makes texting safely at the same time impossible” (Bratsis 70)....   [tags: driving, text message, traffic deaths]
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Dangers of Texting While Driving - Samantha is on her way home from work, driving 55 mph, and her husband texts her to see if she can pick up some milk from the grocery store for supper. She grabs her phone and reads the message. She looks up at the road before she replies to him and she is head on with another car 10 feet away from her, she slams on the breaks and swerves to try to miss the car. She rolls her car three times, landing in the ditch, where the car is upside down. The gentlemen in the other car calls 911. Police, ambulance, and fire trucks show up at the scene....   [tags: Traffic Laws, Car Accidents]
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Texting in Class to Enhance Learning - Technology has been slowly integrated into the classroom for many years now. Some maybe older than others, but they have all seemed to make the learning and teaching process much easier and effective. Computers were introduced to the curriculum to help students better understand data collection, research, and word processing and Power Points were even added to give visuals to lessons. Cell phones on the other hand have been given the cold shoulder, and even completely banned by some schools. According to the article, “Are We Dialing Up Disaster,” by George Engel and Tim Green, eighty-four percent of high school students report to owning a cell phone and that number continues to increase (E...   [tags: Technology ]
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Effects of Excessive Texting - INTRODUCTION Statement of the Problem What is the relationship between excessive texting and the levels of introversion and extroversion. As texting is a widely common used form of communication does its influence have a positive or negative demeanor. Texting is done quite frequently amongst many individuals being cheaper, less time consuming and fast. However with texting being quite unemotional does it detach individuals from society. Does the excessive amount of texting completed by individuals affect their levels of introversion and/or extroversion....   [tags: introversion, extroversion, communication]
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Dangers of Texting and Driving - In today's technology driven world, we are constantly distracted with electronic devices such as a laptop or television or even our phones. These technological devices, while a helpful aid in our daily lives, serve as a dangerous distraction for us and those who surround us. In his piece, “Attention Deficit: The Brain Syndrome of Our Era”, Richard Restak describes the dangers of how these devices are causing for an increase in distractions in our every day lives. He also concluded that technology has caused for our attention and focus to be split beyond what is necessary in order for people to be totally safe....   [tags: technology, distraction, cell phone, safety]
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Texting and Cell Phone - ... While for the teachers they can easily set up tests and quizzes and even grade assignments quickly and effecently.Although some teachers still use regular boards,most teachers use smart boards to teach. These boards are like ordinary boards except these are controlled by remote control pen.By just clicking on the board questions can be written in a variety of ways and in any color you want. The final piece of tech that is mainly used in the classroom is a variety of websites that provide tests,quizzes,and assignments that students can access with a certain username and password.Research has found that all types of technology are changing the way teachers teach forever (usnews.com)....   [tags: young poeple, homework, communication skills]
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Teen Texting - Teen Texting Technology is always growing and changing and in the 1990’s, texting became the new phenomenon. Texting is the ability to send a brief message from one cell phone to another. It has allowed people to be more efficient and independent. Teenagers can know immediately if there is a problem, or simply and quickly send a text to let someone know they will be late. Over the years, texting has grown in popularity and is now one of the main forms of communication for teenagers. However, this form of communication has resulted in long lasting, negative social behaviors for some teenagers....   [tags: Autocorrect, Technology Affecting Society]
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Texting While Driving - A study made by Virginia Tech, says that an individual is twenty-three times more likely to get in a car accident if they are distracted by a mobile device (cbsnews.com). Thirty-eight states have banned texting, and 8 states have partial bands on texting and driving. Evidence shows that drivers that are distracted by a phone, while behind the wheel of a 4000 pound vehicle endanger not only themselves but others as well. “You’re a hazardous driver to yourself and everybody else” (Web MD). The impacts and effects associated with texting and driving should be outlawed because of the danger that every single driver and passenger are at risk of....   [tags: Distracted Driving]
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Texting While Driving - She was driving home late one night after a football game, her friends at her side when she got a text message. She thought about not checking it, but couldn’t wait until she got home. She picked up her phone and read the message.  It was her boyfriend.  “What are you up to?” Everything was fine and she hit reply and started a message back.  Twelve characters into the message she was in the other lane and another vehicle was coming, a truck. Her friends screamed and she didn’t have time to swerve....   [tags: Distracted Driving]
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Texting While Driving - In the state of Texas, there are more than four bills that are already put into place regulating the use of text messages while driving. As of now, the ban on texting while driving only pertains to certain groups of drivers. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety states that texting while driving is prohibited for drivers who are in school zones, under the age of eighteen, and for bus drivers when they have minors on board. Forty-one of the fifty states have laws banning texting while driving for some or all drivers (Insurance Institute for High way Safety)....   [tags: Distracted Driving]
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Texting While Driving - Texting while driving is a form of ‘distracted driving.’ The term not only applys to using cell phones when behind the wheel, but also to actions such as eating, drinking, putting on make-up, smoking, and using other devices such as iPods and GPSs. These activities lead to “inattention blindness” which defers drivers focus from the road to the device within their line of view. Distracted driving has thoroughly increased since the invention of new technologies. Texting is physically and visually impairing while driving (Hanes, Massis)....   [tags: Distracted Driving] 759 words
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Texting: More Drawbacks than Benefits - Texting, the new age means of communications involves a series of point-to-point signals that are transmitted through a network. It first originated from radio telegraphy and the key idea behind texting was to use this “telephony-optimized system”, and to transport messages on the signaling paths needed to control the “telephony traffic” during time periods when no signaling traffic existed. Texting nowadays has become more of an exasperation than help in many aspects of life. Due to texting our generation is loosing key interpersonal communication skills needed to survive, texting removes the human aspect in communication skills....   [tags: Nonverbal Communication]
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Texting While Driving - Texting While Driving While there are many causes of deaths in the United States, a huge epidemic that concerns officials more and more is the amount of deaths occurring because of texting while driving. Texting and driving can kill in split seconds—just the amount of time it takes to send a “quick” text message. The U.S. Government should ban texting while driving in all fifty states. For the reasons being that cell phones cause many distractions, there are numerous amounts of risks while texting behind the wheel and it slows down your reaction time....   [tags: Cognitive Distractors, Reaction Time]
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Driving While on The Phone - As technology advances, people become notorious for using their electronics in inappropriate situations. Teenagers in present day commonly text at the dinner table, while crossing a street, and even while driving. Not only do teenagers text, their parents do, as well. Texting is a frequent fad among the young adults, it also a convenient method for parents to keep in contact with their children. People nowadays have to be in contact with friends and family at every moment of the day especially while driving it is the equivalent of driving under the influence, using hand-held devices (like Bluetooth) will decrease the number of accidents caused by phones, and studies show texting reduces a p...   [tags: Driving Texting]
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Study Proposal: The Effect of Texting on Students' Test Scores and GPA - The effect of texting on 18-22 year old college students’ test scores, and GPA. Throughout college towns, at any given day or time, a person could stop on a corner and glance around to very likely see numerous students walking while texting on their cell phones. It may appear obvious that this action will cause those students to be distracted and possibly walk in to something or someone, yet there is a bigger problem to address. The larger issue I am interested in is the affect this heightened usage of text messaging may be having on the learning abilities of college students....   [tags: Research Proposal] 859 words
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Cell Phone Use in Teens - ... Cell phones today has changed the world we live in. Popular businesses in different countries can make or cancel a meeting by a phone call away, and this can be seen by into a business online website. Having a cell phone is like having a moblie atm in a persons poket or purse. By taking a picture of a check can make someones account have X more dallors in it. Cell phones can seve a person money by not letting them buy an expensive camera for videos or pictures. A good, expensive phone can get a person a communication device and a camera....   [tags: texting, distraction]
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Recent Advances in Technology are Ruining the English Language - In this modern era, technology is dramatically developing and evolving at an astounding rate. The advancement in technology affects almost every aspect of today’s society. The English language is a prime example of this. Linguists from different universities have begun noticing changes in the modern English language; most of the alterations tend to be significant. The English language has been negatively affected by the rise of the Internet, smartphones and social media. To begin with, the Internet has had a significant impact on the teenagers’ lifestyle....   [tags: communication, texting]
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How Text Messaging Has Affected Teenage Culture - The technology of text messaging has affected language, driving, bullying and flirting in the teenage culture of America. Text messaging has urbanized into its own sub-culture around a form of grammar that is incomprehensive unless you know the slang and what the abbreviations mean. According to a study done at Pew Research Center, 88% of teenagers have a cell phone so it’s not unexpected that text messaging has became the norm in our society. Today’s teenagers are writing more than ever even though it’s on a cell phone....   [tags: Texting, Cyber Bullying 2014]
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The Dangers of Distracted Drivers - Did you know that most wrecks today are caused by distracted drivers. Although, using cell phones are banned while driving, people still use them illegally, causing many wrecks. There are many ways to be considered as a distracted driver, such as texting, using a cell phone, talking to others in the car, grooming, watching a video, adjusting car settings, eating and/or drinking, and reading maps or books. How has texting impacted the number of wrecks in the United States. “The government says that 3,092 people died in one year in “distractions- affected” crashes, a newly refined measurement meant to tally effect of texting, phoning or simply answering a cell while driving....   [tags: texting while driving]
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Online Writing vs Formal English - We have come full circle in forms of communication. From “cave man” grunts, body and hand gestures, and pictographic wall paintings, to “cubicle man” lols (laugh-out-loud), ttyls (talk-to-you-later), and smiley face emoticons, we are regressing to an earlier form of interactions. The expressive and communicative richness of writing is slowly becoming the archeological relics of an electronic modern society. I am no stranger to this failing. I started high school with a loose grasp of the tools of writing; I left high school with a, slightly, better grasp of those tools....   [tags: Online Chat, Texting] 760 words
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Driving InTEXTicated - As cell phones become more popular, texting while driving is becoming the most widely known cause for car accidents among teens. The alarming rate of incidents where texting is involved is getting more parents worried and warning their children about the danger of texting while driving. Parents are urging the fact that drivers should pay attention to the road and traffic, not their phones. A popular study of 18 to 24 year old drivers showed that 66 percent of them have texted while driving. Since texting while driving is becoming more popular many states are passing a law to ban the use of any cell phone device while in a vehicle....   [tags: texting, driving, ] 530 words
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Issues in the Cyber Generartion - The term technology is strong as it sounds. When we break it down technology means the study of systematic treatment. Many of modern teenagers think that technology is having a smartphone to text someone and surf the net. If only teenagers realize the power of technology, and just how it will affect their education. This would make a different world. Let’s talk about the next generation, which again are the teenagers. Technology affects them in both habits, good and bad, but they only see the positive side of it....   [tags: Technology, Teenagers, Texting, Smart Phones]
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Digital Playground - With today’s advancements in technology, texting has become a necessity of the American teenager for social survival. Teenagers are texting addicts sending and receiving hundreds of texts a day. In addition, text messaging can be a great way for parents and teens to stay connected, but are teens taking it too far. Many medical professionals and educators are having increasing concerns with texting contributing to distraction in school, lack of sleep, and repetitive stress injuries. While there are no long-term effects yet, many teens complain of thumb aches from the repetitive motion of texting, similar to when computer keyboards were found to cause Carpel Tunnel Syndrome....   [tags: Cellphones, Texting, Addiction, Sexting] 1347 words
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Are the New Vehicles Comng out Theses Days, Safer than Before? - ... Texting while driving is linked with drinking and driving or riding with someone who has been drinking and driving (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Nearly half of all United States high school students ages 16 and above sent text messages or emails while driving (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). On September 30th, 2009, President Obama issued an executive order prohibiting federal employees from texting while driving on government business or while using government equipment (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)....   [tags: driving dangers,texting and driving,car crashes]
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Motor Vehicle Safety - Motor Vehicle Safety Motor accidents are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States. In the year 2000 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that around 41,000 people were killed in traffic accidents within the United States. This mortality rate has since dropped 25% from 2000 to 2009 (Rockett et al., 2012). There are many reasons for motor vehicle injuries, ranging from lack of seat belt use, elderly drivers, alcohol and young children being improperly secured....   [tags: motor accidents, driving, DUI, texting, injury]
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Use of Cell Phones in Schools - Studies show that 60 percent of students use cellphones in schools. Everyone has a different opinion on cellphone usage in schools. There are some places where phones aren’t allowed, but students are still using them. Many school districts around the country are very strict while many others are relaxed on their policy. A big group of educators believe that cellphones are a bridge to even more learning tools. Cellphones should be utilized to their fullest potential. The reason they should be is because students would be satisfied, schools wouldn’t have to buy as many computers, and the use could possibly be easier on teachers....   [tags: education, texting]
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Cell Phones and Driving - Cell Phones and Driving As you say goodbye to your children as they prepare to go out for the evening you encourage them to have a few drinks before driving home. While this is not realistic to think any parent would encourage their teen to drink and drive, it is something that one might as well tell them if you permit these children to talk on a cell phone while driving. Is has been proven in many different states that teenage drivers are more susceptible to accidents without the use of a cell phone, but when they choose to add a cell phone to the mix, the potential for an accident increases significantly....   [tags: Driving Texting ] 1491 words
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Distractions When Utilizing a Cellular Phone - ... Therefore, it can be concluded that cell phone conversations can divert attention from the driving environment, virtually preventing the analysis of the identity of surrounding objects (Theodore, Isaak, Senette, & Abadie, 2011). Research has also found that cell phone conversations made drivers more likely to miss traffic signals and react more slowly to the signals that they did detect (Strayer & Drews, 2007). Moreover, equivalent deficits in driving performance were obtained for users of both hand held and hands free cell phones (Strayer & Drews, 2007)....   [tags: personal communication, texting, drivers license]
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Effects of Technology on Social Relationships - ... These play to a primitive impulse to respond to immediate opportunities and threats. The simulation provokes excitement-a dopamine squirt-that researchers say can be addictive. In its absence, people feel bored.” (Richtel 35) In the real world there is not notifications to tell you something is going on like there are on your phone. Without the constant notifications our devices give us have we started to become more forgetful on our own. Richel writes about a man named Campbell and how technology has affected his life....   [tags: social media, texting, mobile phones]
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Driving and Cell Phone Usage - Nikki Taylor, a famous supper model who's career started at the young age of 14. At the age of 26 was in the prime of her life. But a tragedy occurred in April of 2001, she suffered severe liver damage, when the driver or the 1993 Nissan she was riding in spun into a telephone poll. Why. All because the driver was distracted while reaching for his ringing cell phone that was caught under the seat. This was not a fatal accident, but there are several thousand accidents involving cell phones that turn out deadly....   [tags: Cell Phones Texting Driving] 1218 words
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Cell Phones Kill - Cell Phones Kill Are you sick and tired of having your life endangered by drivers who are too self-important to put their phones down and pay attention to the road. Once presented with the following information, one will be convinced not to use one's cell phone while driving and remember to "drive now and talk later". A drive around any town provides enough evidence for most of us that cell phone use is threatening the safety of anyone who navigates on or near our roads. The exanimation of articles from The New England Journal of Medicine, Tom and Ray Magliozzi and Patti Pena are all for getting rid of cell phone use while driving....   [tags: Driving Texting Distracted Driver] 1406 words
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Using Mobile Phones While Driving is Risky - Mobile phone use in motor vehicles has increased at a remarkable rate over the past 15 years. Yet it is undeniable that utilizing a cell phone while driving can affect driver performance as it relates to the overall safe operation of a vehicle. There are a number of things to consider in deciding whether the trade off in convenience is worth the potential risks associated with the distraction created by a cell phone. Given the fact that the individual driver (and/or business owner) ultimately pays for the resulting consequences associated with an auto or truck accident (financial, emotional and physical lose); it is prudent to seek out relevant and reliable information in making a decisio...   [tags: Texting Driving Cell phone car accident] 1640 words
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Avoiding Stress During Testing - Testing is important because it is one of the ways to evaluate our performance in school as well as in regular activities such as obtaining a drivers license, employment etc, but it can create high levels of anxiety to the test taker. Stress is usually a result of misconception of what is on the test, as well as the preparation of the test taker. In order to have a successful test taking experience, it is important to implement test taking strategies. We will cover a few to help you have a positive testing experience....   [tags: Testing, ] 451 words
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Testing is Overrated - Students dread the time of the year when they stop with their course material and begin to prepare for test. Everyone is in agreement that some type of revolution is needed when it comes to education; eliminating standardized test will aid the reform. The need for standardized testing has proven to be ineffective and outdated; some leading educationalist also believe this because the tests do not measure a student’s true potential. This will save money, stop labeling, and alleviate stress in students and teachers....   [tags: testing, education, standardized testing, ]
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