Throughout the articles the researchers goal is simply for drivers to understand the effects of using a cellular phone while driving and help driver stop talking and text messaging while driving. You would think that talking while driving is more dangerous than text messaging. But the difference between texting while driving versus conversing while driving, text messaging is the most dangerous because of the amount of time spent looking away from the road (Hosking and Young 2007). Past researchers like Curry (2002) would disagree, but agree with Millman who quotes, “The critical issue is the mental load—or “driver distraction” –that conducting conversation may impose on vehicle operators (Millman).” The mental load is information from a conversation that is too much for the driver can handle, after hanging up from a conversation. Although, the mental load or conversation on cell phone is dangerous, but again others will disagree with the fact of conversing is more risky than t... ... middle of paper ... ...actors 51.4 (2009): 582-592.
The use of cellphones has become more popular with every passing year, causing many people to become physically and emotionally attached to their cellphones. American society today is constantly on the phone, from texting, to calling, to surfing the web, to even taking pictures; people seem to never put their phones down. Since the use of cells phones is skyrocketing, it has brought up an issue that the use of these devices while behind the wheel increases accidents (Hahn and Preiger par. 1). People don’t realize how distracting a cellphone can really be.
Teenagers are very attached to technology, including their cell phones. Most teens are likely to carry their cell phones in their cars. “Teen drivers are far more likely to send and receive text messages while driving than adults” (Distracted). It is very important to eliminate these distractions from teenage drivers. Being new drivers, teenagers are more prone to
Texting While Driving The smartphone boom among people of all ages has raised an alarm at a global level. Self-reliant people believe that they have multitasking skills and can manage to drive while texting, whereas most are of the view that such a driver gets distracted and accidents are bound to happen. Law enforcers have devised laws against using phones while driving to curb the dangerous situations that arise due to distracted drivers. While driving, unforeseen events including an animal appearing from nowhere might occur; if your attention is on your phone, your slow response might put the driver and the animal in a dangerous situation. Texting has become the favorite means of communication.
They save their drivers from accidents which have increesed rapidly due to texting while driving. Texting while controling the vehicles is said to be worse than a drunk driving. Dirivers who text and drive, looks around their vicinity while driving and whe they seethere are no traffic police officer they keep on texting their friends, family members or their peers.Nowadays, teenagers are the
Across the globe family and friends are losing their loved ones to fatal texting and driving accidents. These days, many strive to be connected with the world and their friends by using mobile devices. The problem is that numerous people tend to do so at bad times. For example, while one is driving, it is common to look down at the cell phone to send a short text message that could put their lives in harm. Across the nation, numerous advertising and support groups are spreading the word to encourage society to put phones down and focus on driving instead of texting.
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.
It did a great job on catching attentions by showing the connection between strong message “don’t text while driving” to the primary audience, but more towards relatively young drivers, who live in this generation with more technology. Visual images are powerful. We can react to them strongly. So, people use them to cause a strong reaction. 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.
Physically whereby he/she has to pick or dial the phone at the same time operate the vehicle and cognitively, where the driver has to divert part of his/her attention from the driving to the phone. This is very dangerous because when the driver is distracted, it can lead to an accident since their conc... ... middle of paper ... ...e the many lives being lost on our roads. Drivers should think twice before picking up a phone call, texting or making a call before they put their lives and the lives of other road users in danger. In addition apart from enforcing restrictions on the use of mobile phones while driving, hand held phones can be replaced by hand-free phones if one has to pick a call while driving. Works Cited Strayer D. L. and William J.
It Can Wait Although the advancement of technology is perceived to be a positive contribution to our society, the issue of texting and driving is on the rise. The continuously advancing technology, such as QWERTY keyboards and touch screen cell phones, has contributed to the increasing popularity of texting among teenagers and young adults. As texting popularity heightens, it seems as if living without texting for more than a couple of minutes is impossible, even simultaneously with driving. While texting and driving is very dangerous, many Millennials, teenagers and young adults, push the topic off to the side, as they believe that since they can send a text without even looking at their phone or they have a complete hands-free device, that it is okay to text and drive. Although such things may be doable, the distraction of texting can cause being in control of a motorized vehicle to be that much more dangerous.