First and foremost, cell phone use while driving can be distracting to the driver. Some may say in today’s society, most people need to be in touch with others on cell phones. However, this need to be continuously informed on the social world is not a necessary quality to have while driving. ANSWERING THE OPPOSITION. Instead, drivers need to put down the phone and focus on the road. The Untied States government reports that eighty percent of total car collisions are linked to unfocused driving (“Multitasking Leads to Distracted Driving”). This overwhelming number sends a great message: driving needs to be taken more seriously. Even without using a cell phone, managing a vehicle can be difficult enough. Ray LaHood, the Secretary of Transportation of the US Department of Transportation, said, “Distracted driving is a menace to society. And it seems to be getting worse every year.” (qtd. in Hanes) REFERRING TO AUTHORITY. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than one million United States drivers having discussions on cellular devices at any point in time (“Cell Phone Use Distracts Drivers”). Therefore, this cannot only lead to interruptions while driving but also to taking the driver’s eyes off the road and risky driving. (Word Count: 195)
Distracted driving is another large problem that is occurring with the abundance of cell phones. Distracted driving is defined as a type of inattention that occurs while driving that removes attention from the road, to another activity instead (1). The incidence Rate is 231,052 accidents cased by drivers using cell phones and texting this year (2). This is becoming more and more prevalent recently. In 2009 the number of crashes involving cell phon...
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
For years, people who driving under influence leading causes of road accidents in many countries. Many people have a cell phone and some even call their cell phone their life line. The cell phone is a provider of very important information such as addresses, phone numbers, and important dates. However, while the cell phone has many positive attributes like keeping people in touch, the cell phone becomes very dangerous when a person decides to drive and use it.This obliged many countries especially United States to pass regulations that put the level of blood-alcohol allowed for one to be behind the wheel. Now a day, the governments are working hard to consider banning the use of cell phone while driving in United States because sometimes is a lethal weapon and can cause a disaster in families. Drivers assume that they can handle use cell and drive, but most of the time is fatal.
The cell phone however, while convenient, will often lead to many hazardous accidents and sometimes deaths. While most will admit using a cell phone while driving is dangerous, many still do it. Distracted driving as a whole should been seen as a violent act of selfishness closely related to murderous intent. The use of a cell phone behind the wheel is just like being drunk behind the wheel so it is easy to imagine thousands of people driving throughout the day “drunk”. David L. Strayer, Professor at the University of Utah in Cognition and Neural Science, reveals in his research “A Comparison of the Cell Phone Driver and the Drunk Driver” that “people who drive while talking on their cell phones are as impaired as drunk drivers with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 %”(Strayer). With this in mind it is no wonder Distracted driving is a common factor in collisions. This can be understood in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s article, “NHTSA Policy and FAQs on Cellular Phone Use While Driving”. In the article, the NHTSA concedes that “driving distractions, including the use of cell phones, contribute to 25% of all traffic crashes” (NHTSA.gov). The reader should keep in mind that distracted driving is closely related to cell phone
In fact, other people believe that the phone call could be a dire emergency while they ate still driving on the road. On the other hand, they can pull over or park the car not being a threat to other drivers on the road. People may also say, talking on the phone while driving is better than texting. However, if the person is distracted from talking on the phone other drivers can easily be injured or killed. Some people may believe, driving and talking does not involve them to look down as much. Hence, multiple people can call and they forget that they are driving on the road an even take their hands
Some may argue that people should not be allowed to drive and use a hand-held cellphone, However, I agree. When you are driving your full attention should be focused fully on the road. By having the distraction of a cell phone would take the drivers mind off being fully focused. Not being fully focused while driving can cause an accident and harm you are someone else.
It seems as though it would be fairly obvious that talking and texting on a cell phone while driving is careless and extremely dangerous not only to the driver but also to others to others driving on the road as well. Cell phones cause distraction while trying to drive, and people are no longer just talking on their cell phones, they are also text messaging, and surfing the worldwide web. Many believe that hands-free devices could be a solution to this problem, but the fact is hands free devices are just as dangerous to use while driving as hand held cell phones. Because of this cell phones should be prohibited in order to help prevent accidents.
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. Cell phones have now become a necessity but have also become a burdens to the human
I, as a driver, too, think that cell phone use while driving is a distraction. Even though I personally don’t own a phone, I have used one. I noticed that talking on the cellular phone and driving doesn’t make it hard to focus on the road. But it is difficult and a major distraction to dial-up a number without losing focus on the road. Dialing a number is the main distraction about cel...