Case Study: No One Is An Expert At Distracted Driving

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“No One is an Expert at Distracted Driving.” The cellphone (smartphone) has forever changed the world in which we live in and the way we view life today. It’s often the first thing we see when we wake up and the last item we see before we go to bed. It doesn’t matter where we are or whom we’re with, our cellphones are always with us. Cellphones have created a world where it is impossible to envision a world without them. We use our cellphones to help us navigate our roads and highways, report traffic accidents and public disturbances, conduct business and stay connected to family, friends an colleagues at any given time. There are so many advantages to owning a cellphone; however driving while using one isn’t one of them. According to…show more content…
Drivers who have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of 0.08 or higher are prosecuted to the full extent of the law. It should also be noted that the impaired driver is eleven times more likely to be involved in a car accident while intoxicated. According to studies a driver that is texting or talking on the phone while driving is twenty-three times as likely to be involved in a car accident (Institute for Public Policy Studies University of Denver, 2014, p. 9). So it appears that drivers who drive while distracted by a cellphone are twice as likely to be involved in an accident as drunk drivers. In all states, first-offense DUI or DWI is classified as a misdemeanor, and punishable by up to six months in jail. Subsequent offenses often result in jail sentences of several months to a year and for a DUI or DWI that 's been classified as a felony -- either because the driver killed or injured someone or because it 's the driver 's third or fourth DUI -- jail sentences of several years are not uncommon. Why shouldn’t this type of punishment include drivers arrested for driving while talking on a cellphone or

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