Use of Cellular Phones While Driving

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2300 words
2300 words

Use of Cellular Phones While Driving

Cellular phone is a wireless and hand-held device that is well known to the public. It is very common to have a cellular phone now a day since cell phone was introduced to the United States in 1983. According to the wireless industryfs trade association, Cellular Communications & Internet Association, there are over 135 million subscribers in the United States at the time of this writing. It estimates that there will be over 200 million cellular phone subscribers in world wide by the year of 2005.

The use of cellular phone has skyrocketed since low-price phones and services plans became widely available to the general public in the recent years. As cellular phone is getting more and more popular among us, the way of how people communicate has been changed quite a bit. This increase of cell phone users has been accompanied by an increase in the number of people talking on the phone concurrently with driving. For instance, according to David Strayer and William Johnston, recent surveys indicate that 85% of cell phone owners use their phone at least occasionally while driving, and 27% report using their phones on half of their trips.

Is it dangerous to talk on a cellular phone when someone is driving? This issue is still being debated all over the world. We all have seen people talking on their cell phone and driving at the same time. Can they really do that talking in the phone and being concentrated on driving? Can a phone conversation be dangerous while driving? There are some governments looking at this safety problem and some of governments even have set some restrictions to use cell phone as driving. According to Tenisha Mercer,

Brooklyn Heights, Ohio, was the fi...

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... his/her hands widely, s/he is not drunk but talking on a cell phone.

l You never take your eyes off the road to dial or answer your cellular phone

when driving.

l Donft talk on your cellular phone when you are on the road unless there is

an emergency occurred. Turn off your phone when you are in your car if it is



David L. Strayer and William A. Johnston (2001). Driven to Distraction: Dual-Task Studies of Simulated Driving and Conversing on a Cellular Telephone Psychological Science, Nov2001, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p462 2/19/2003 2/19/2003


In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the collision rate was four times higher than expected when the call was less.
  • Explains that the driver was off the phone for more than 15 minutes.
  • Opines that you never take your eyes off the road to dial or answer your cellular phone.
  • Explains that david l. strayer and william a. johnston (2001). driven to distraction: dual-task studies of simulated driving and conversing on a cellular telephone
  • Explains that cellular phone is a wireless and hand-held device that is well-known to the public.
  • Narrates how eric zorn writes a regular column in the chicago tribune titled "it's ringing in his ears: don't drone and drive." their conversion occurred on the road to the dan ryan at cicero avenue.
  • Argues that talking on the phone is distracting on a whole different level than conversing with passengers, dining, or listening to the radio.
  • Explains that cell phone users are four to five hundred percent more likely to get into traffic accidents than those who don't use them. the harvard school of public health and beth israel deaconess medical center say the research is the first direct evidence that the use of cellular telephones in cars contributes to roadway collisions.
  • Advises drivers to pay 100% of their attention to other drivers who are using cellular phones while driving.
  • Advises drivers to turn off their phones when they are on the road unless an emergency occurs.
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