Statistics have indicated that over 6,000 deaths and well over half a million injuries have occurred due to drivers using cell phones in 2011 alone. People should be cited for texting while driving because not only are drivers putting themselves in danger but also everyone else around them. People tend to lose focus on what they are actually supposed to be doing while driving and using cell phones. Drivers sending or receiving test messages take their eyes off of the road for at least five seconds which is enough time to cover an entire football field. One could only imagine the tremendous amount of damage that can be done driving across a football field with unopened eyes.
2013. Retrieved from http://www.distraction.gov/content/get-the-facts/facts-and-statistics.html Pew Research Center.Talking on the Phone and Driving.2011.Retrived from http://www.pewresearch.org/daily-number/texting-talking-on-the-phone-and-driving PRWEB. The Semi Truck Accident Victims Center Now Warns Texting And Driving Kills More Teenagers Than Drinking And Driving. 2013.Retrieved from http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10790922.htm WHO.com. Mobile Phone Use: A Growing Problem of Driver Distraction.
One day a person was just being an average teen and goofing off, he was texting on his cell phone while driving about this cute girl he saw in class and the next minute… dead, all because he didn’t look at the road. He isn’t alone. Every year 2600 people are killed and 12,000 have serious injuries due to accidents involving cell phone use in the car. This does not just include the drivers themselves but harmless pedestrians as well. Cell phone usage and texting while driving is growing tremendously in the United States.
In this journal, Drew discuss the goals of IT security to protect the use of mobile devices in CPA firms and other businesses. His article outlines cybersecurity threats on the mobile and cloud fronts and lists steps that accounting firms, individuals CPAs, and other can take to reduce their risk of suffering a devastating data breach. Drew discusses how the rate of smartphones and tablets sales increase and how it reached 144.4 million units in the first quarter. With the growth of smartphones and tablet increasing, the risk of malicious software have increased. “One of the biggest risks involves employees or executives downloading personally identifying or confidential client information to their personal smartphones or tablets”.
Some states are even going as far as to making this illegal. The National Safety Council's annual injury and fatality report, "Injury Facts," found that the use of cellphones causes 26% of the nation's car accidents, a modest increase from the previous year Background of the Problem Cell phones not only aid in business and personal convenience, they also provide comfort and safety. Unfortunately this has also caused
A new and dangerous habit is developing in the United States and the practice of it is spreading rapidly. This social scourge is called distracted driving and it is especially affecting younger people. Distracted driving is when an individual is driving while using a cell phone, whether they are text messaging, emailing, or calling people According to a survey taken by Nationwide Insurance, eight out of ten drivers want to ban cell phone use all together. This is a deadly habit which should be banned in South Carolina. Multiple other states have already banned the use of cell phones while driving and for good reasons.
Copeland said, “The lives of innocent people are being taken every day due to a simple distraction”. According to the National Safety Council, there are 1600000 car accidents per year and, 11 teen’s death per day every day are caused by drivers distracted by texting while driving, and . This number adds up to nearly 25% of all car accidents. Also, according to some studies, in 2011, at least 23% of auto collisions in 2011 involved cell phones, which is adds up to almost 1.3 million car accidents. Car accidents are four times more likely to result from take place from drivers being distracted by texting than other causes.
Due to the increasing popularity and ever changing technological developments, cell phone usage has increased while operating a motorized vehicle. On One Hand, driving alone can be a dangerous action within itself. When cell phones are added to the equation, the danger factor is raised significantly. Anything that distracts a driver from focusing on driving can pose a potential threat. Drivers assume that they can multitask while driving.
Smartphones are not only changing the way people of the world communicate but they are also changing many aspects of most people’s daily lives. Since their creation, smartphones have come a long way in what they can do. Smartphones now allow users to talk, text, tweet, search, email, check the weather, get directions, take pictures, find restaurants, pay bills, shop, listen to music, and do so much more from the palm of our hands. While this makes life easier are smartphones causing problems? With security problems and social issues arising with the increased use of smartphones, smartphones may be not such a smart idea after all.
Eliza Bragonje Bragonje 1 Nevena Stojanovic English 102 Section 8 9.9.2013 Informal Writing 1 The essay “Thumbs on the Wheel” written by Mark A. Shiffrin and Avi Silberschatz is a short essay that discusses the usage of cellphones to text and talk while driving. The use of technology is rapidly increasing in today’s society and with it comes the troubles of having it misused. Every year tens of thousands of people die from car accidents related to texting and driving a year. In order to have better safety on the roads the usage of cell phones while driving should be altered or made illegal. In the essay the authors claim that president Obama has forbidden federal workers form texting while driving.