Every state in the United States has one of three laws in effects against using a cell phone while driving. A total of 32 states and Washington D.C. follow a law that prohibits novice drivers from cell phone use while driving (Texting and Driving Statistics). This means that someo...
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...er’s attention off of the road. By taking one’s eyes off the road, he or she often does not realize if excessively high speeds are being reached in the process (qtd. in Lissy, Cohen, Park, and Graham 41). Hands-free cell phone use is not nearly as bad as handheld cell phone use while driving, because it does not require one to remove his or her hands off of the wheel to use a hands-free device. This may be true, but according to Robert Rosenberger’s article “The Problem with Hands-Free Dashboard Cellphones,” scientific evidence has revealed that both handheld and hands-free cell phone use is associated with a drop in one’s driving performance (Rosenberger 38). In order to significantly reduce the risks of cell phone use while driving the United States must implement a law completely prohibiting the use of both handheld and hands-free cell phone use while driving.
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