Cell Phone Usage While Driving should be Illegal in all States Most drivers experience the urge of picking up the phone to text or to talk while driving on the road. But does the thought of other driver’s lives could be at risk? Driving while talking or texting on the phone is life threatening. States have to put a stop to cell phone usage in order for people to see the possible occurrences of unsafe driving. Some states have already put a stop to cell phones, but not every state.
The three main reasons why people shouldn’t text and drive are that many people get hurt or killed, society’s negative feelings about this problem and what can be done to prevent this crime. Texting while driving should be illegal is because it causes it causes horrible wrecks. Texting while driving is a lot more dangerous than drinking while driving. Talking on the phone or texting while driving delays reactions. “Talking on the cell phone while driving can make a young driver’s reaction time as slow as a seventy year old.
Today, I hope to persuade you to not text while driving because it can not only kill you but it can also kill another person in the same amount of time that it takes to send a text message. Many people know that texting while driving is not right but also think that they are a good enough driver to complete the task. I am like most people where I have texted while driving, but after I hit a dog last year because I was distracted by texting, I rethought the level of importance of texting while driving. Texting while driving is a huge distraction from the road. There are 3 main types of distractions while driving.
Don’t Text and Drive: Let’s Save Some Lives In today’s society, texting and driving have become an issue. Many teens and adults, have formed a habit of using their cell phones while driving. Texting while driving can be very distracting, which can cause many accidents to happen. In trying to prevent this, new laws have been passed, making the use of cell phones while operating a car, illegal. However, too many people do not respect this law.
The invention of the cell phones have changed the lifestyle, and the way people communicate. Despite their effective way of communication, the use of a cell phones while driving results in negative effects to driving performance. Many statics show that driving while talking is a serious issue, because it is the cause of many accidents. The solution is to make cell phone use while driving illegal, and creating phone applications or preventions that will make it difficult to text while in a vehicle. Furthermore, operating a cell phone at the wheel is on the verge of being banned by law in every state, and some have already started this solution to the problem.
The problem has become so serious that many states have laws prohibiting the use of cell phones while driving. Because research has shown that talking on a phone, texting and using hands free devices is distracting and dangerous it only makes sense for every state to ban cell phone use while driving. A study was done by University of South Carolina psychology researcher which... ... middle of paper ... ...ren.” Finally teenagers would hate the ban. Mostly they want to talk or text all the time. But ultimately there is too much evidence to show that cell phone cause car accidents.
Texting and talking on the phone can be dangerous and affect your driving by causing you to concentrate on the person you are talking to rather than the road. Not only does it make you more unaware of the road mentally but if you do not have a Bluetooth headset or speaker phone then you will only have one free hand to drive with. If you are fully engaged in a conversation your emotions can change from one topic to another. It is never safe to drive while being upset about something. If you are fighting or having an important conversation while texting or talking on the phone, make sure to pull over and wait till it is over.
This being said, some people do not even realize that when they text and drive, they are breaking the law and could be putting themselves, as well as others at risk. No phone call, email, or text message is worth someone’s life that is completely innocent but can be harmed or even killed because of your actions. Many people believe that drivers will now try to hide their phone while they are texting and driving, which will increase the chance of dangerous accidents occurring As a result of these risks posed by the use of cell phones or texting while driving, the only way out to ensure road safety is to ban their use in entirety for anyone behind the wheel. Unlike drunk-driving where a limit can be set, there is no limit that can be applied to cell phone
Texting and driving is known to the world as one of the most dangerous things to do while on the road. Not only is it dangerous to the person driving, but also much more dangerous to the people and cars surrounding that particular individual. According to many people texting and driving is similar if not identical to that of drunk driving. For example texting and driving physically and mentally impairs you to drive straight down a road, without causing a danger to people. As a whole population, we need to stop the use of texting and driving whether it’s putting laws in place or designing a program that shuts off the use of texting the moment you step foot in the car.
Tell your teen you'll be disappointed if they misuse their cell phone while on the road. Driving is difficult enough. Driving with your eyes off the road is a whole new, terrifying beast. Let them know they're smart, and smart decisions come with intelligence. Works Cited The Dangers of Texting While Driving, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, http://www.fcc.gov/guides/texting-while-driving Distracted Driving, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, www.aaafoundation.org/distracted-driving Hartwell-Walker, M. (2012).