Using Cell Phones While Driving

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Cell Phones While Driving People are distracted enough as it is without have their cell phones attached to their ears while driving. The topic of using a cell phone while driving has been debated for many years, because there are two types of people with two different opinions. On one hand people have things that require their attention at all times, and on the other people cannot give their full attention to the road and fellow motorists if they are using their cell phone while driving. First of all, there are times when a person is driving and an important matter may require their attention. However, that does not constitute the use of a cell phone while driving. It is much safer and easier to just pull the vehicle to the side of the roadway or a nearby parking lot and then answer their cell phone or call back whoever needed them at the time. This seems easy enough right? Well apparently it is not, according to recent studies over 1 in 4 car accidents are caused by someone using their cell phone while operating a motor vehicle. The National Safety Council 's annual injury and fatality report, "Injury Facts," found that the use of cell phones causes 26% of the nation 's car accidents, a modest increase from the previous year. That is just for talking on the phone while driving, texting and driving causes a 25 percent of all auto collisions per year. That is 1.6 million accidents per year or 11 deaths every day. 34 percent of surveyed drivers who own a cell phone admitted to texting while driving and another 52 percent said that they talked on a cell phone while driving. States have been working on methods to prevent cell phone usage while behind the wheel of a vehicle. 10 states plus Washington D.C. have laws in place that pr... ... middle of paper ... ... accident. Works Cited "Big 4 Cell Phone Carriers To Team In Ads Against Texting While Driving - Finish Alive Stop Texting." Finish Alive Stop Texting. N.p., 16 May 2013. Web. 16 Nov. 2015. Che, Jenny. "How Car Companies Are Combatting Texting While Driving." The Huffington Post. N.p., 09 June 2015. Web. 16 Nov. 2015. Kratsas, USATODAY Gabrielle. "Cellphone Use Causes over 1 in 4 Car Accidents." USA Today. Gannett, 28 Mar. 2014. Web. 16 Nov. 2015. "Texting and Driving Statistics." Texting and Driving Statistics. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Nov. 2015. Whener, Mike. "New Gadget Lets Police Detect When You 're Texting While Driving." The Daily Dot. N.p., 18 Sept. 2014. Web. 23 Nov. 2015. "5 Ways Police Are Going to Catch You Texting - Consumer Reports News." 5 Ways Police Are Going to Catch You Texting - Consumer Reports News. Consumer Reports, 01 May 2014. Web. 23 Nov. 2015.
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