However, using a cell phone while driving has proven to be a bad idea. The high potential for distraction causes people to not pay attention to the road. The consequences have so for been an increase in the rate of accidents and deaths related to cell phone use while driving. Using a cell phone while driving is not only limited to talking; it also includes texting while driving. The problem has become so serious that many states have laws prohibiting the use of cell phones while driving.
In contrast, some people thinks that creating a law that protects drivers, is like taking their rights, others thinks that prohibiting them from using their Cellphones while driving is like telling them, they cannot use their navigation systems, their radios in the car that they are driving, or talk to some one in their car with them. But it must be illegal to text while driving because when a driver is texting while driving they jeopadise their life, the life of the passagers who are riding with them and other surrounding people, moreover other road users. One may raise their facts why they text and drive, but evidences are all over concerning safety issue on texting and driving. For instance, a research done by Department of Motor Vehicles in 2012, speaks in volumes. The reasearch shows when a driver is driving at 35mph, reading a text message decreases the reaction time from 0.12 and 0.87 seconds.
By putting the blame on a single technology rather than on the bad choices made by individual drivers, where it belongs, LaHood is missing the mark. (Roff).” Drivers make a decision to use the phone while driving, not the technology. From this statement, banning cell phones is ridiculous based on the fact that there are other distractions that can take the driver’s eyes off the road. There are so many ways drivers are distracted besides using a cell phone. People easily look at the stores or restaurants that are on the side of the road which throws off their attention to the road.
They will just hide it which then causes more accidents. Driving with distractions can be extremely dangerous, and driving safely is something more people should just do. Texting while driving distracts drivers and make it so they are unaware of their surroundings. Texting while driving takes a drivers attention off of the road for a couple of seconds. In those seconds, the texted could drive off of the road and hit a child.
For example, items on the road, stalled vehicles and unexpected traffic. By not giving driving the full attention that it requires, people often get in accidents or end up dying. Overall, texting and driving should stop. One of the dangers of texting while driving at the same time is the attention it takes away from the road. A driver, who is focused on looking at their phone, is not paying enough attention to other cars or what is happening around them.
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.
She failed to see Mary’s in her bright, yellow jacket, signaling the car to stop. The driver nearly hit Mary and only stopped after hearing her piercing scream. Once again, experts found this event a result of “inattention blindness (Massis).” Patrick Sims was texting while driving and did not see a bicyclist. He’s stil... ... middle of paper ... ...viewers by creating a video explicitly portraying an automobile accident caused by a texting teenager (USA Today). People are simply ignorant to the issue of texting while driving because they think they’re careful enough.
I chose to discuss texting while driving laws because I think it’s vital for people to recognize that many drivers are put at serious risk due to a simple handheld device. I find it interesting yet upsetting to know the dreadful results acquainted with texting and driving. I believe that texting and driving should continue to be illegal, for it is life threatening, it has killed thousands in the recent years, and it’s just not worth the risk of ruining your life and the many others around you. Texting behind the wheel not only concerns you. It also involves your fellow passengers and other individuals on the road.
There are actually many factors that go into causing an accident. For instance, weather, the driver’s emotional state, conditions of the road, other drivers, unfamiliar environment, mechanical issues, inability to focus on detail and react quickly, or even just poor driving in general. “Using the hands free car phone can be about the same distraction as using a mobile phone, as well as having another person in the car. It is not the phone that is the problem, it’s the ability to pay attention” (“Should All Mobile Phone Use in Cars Be Banned?"). As silly as it sounds, people can’t blame an inanimate object for an accident.
Using cell phones while driving is far from safe. There are many people who were injured from using their cell phones while driving. So many people have even died from using their cell phones while driving. Using cell phones while driving should be illegal. Banning cell phones while driving will make the road a much safe place.