“Incidents of “road rage” were up 51% in the first half of the decade, according to a report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety,” writes Andrew Ferguson in Road Rage (553). It’s sad that due to road rage many innocent commuters suffer the consequences. It has also happened to me while driving; because I’m driving to slow, the person behind me starts to blow the horn. And, it makes thing worse because then I will get mad and drive even slower. In Road Rage, Ferguson points out that in a recent survey that the Coalition for Consumer Health and Safety did, 64% of the people mentioned that they are driving less mannerly and more recklessly than they did about five years ago (553).
Cell phones while Driving should be Illegalized Written by: Scenny Fryson Manoe/121211233005 Drivers should not be able to use their cell phones while driving because it is very dangerous for the driver, as well as others who are traveling along the same road. Cell phones are also a major distraction to the driver because it occupies one’s eyes and attention, which should be focused on the road. Everyday people die in car accidents because they use cell phones while driving. According to research cell phones are leading factors that cause accidents. Studies show that a cell phone put drivers at a four time greater risk of a crush.
Even those Bluetooth headsets raise the potential risk of an accident. Even though a person’s hands may be free of the cellular device, he or she is still being distracted by the conversation. Cell phone usage while driving causes 2,500 deaths and 330,000 injuries in the United States every year. People who drive while talking on a cell phone raise the risk of an accident or death. Recent studies show that a person driving while talking on a cell phone has less awareness of the road than a person who is driving drunk.
Approximately 1.4 million accidents occur during phone conversations and two hundred thousand from texting.3 Texting drivers may be as impaired as a driver who is legally drunk. Laws should be changed or enacted to prevent senseless accidents, and unnecessary deaths. About five thousand people die annually texting while driving.3 Three-hundred thousand people are hospitalized for injuries obtained from accidents cause by phone use in the vehicle.4 Again no state in the U.S. completely bans all cellular phone use in the vehicle for all age groups.1 Without firm, enforced laws or probations regarding phone use in vehicles this issue will continue to grow worse. 1. 2012, Texting And Distracted Driving Infograaphic, retrieved on 2014, January 27, from:
To engage ourselves in a construcive work, we have started a campaign to spread awareness about accidents related to cell phones and driving. In the reference material attached to this letter, you can see various newspapers cuttings and photographs that highlight the gravity of the situation. In the year 2008 alone, nearly 6,000 American residents lost their lives because of accidents related to a cell phone use while driving. Moreover, car crashes and texting via cell phones while driving have been related more closely in recent years. Cell phones usage while driving has been rated to be far more dangerous than drunk driving, which highlights the dangers of using cell phones when we are commuting from one destination to the other.
This habit has increased for the past 10 years due to the enlargement of technology. Due to this problem people get killed or severally hurt, you don’t know it but you’re hurting yourself and others. Another bad thing about texting or talking on the phone while driving is that you can get pulled over and get a ticket. Driving while texting or talking can be a bad example for others or your kids because by you doing they probably think that they can to so it can be dangerous. There are also many under age drivers on the road that makes driving on the road more dangerous for them and anyone driving that day.
They keep use it while they driving; even though they have known the numerous affects of using it in car. In this world there are many people who are died because this problem. In particular, today's society should abolish the use of cell phone while driving the car for three reasons. The first and most important reason for abolitions using cellular phone while driving is that it is raise the risk of crash. From years past, people are using cell phone.
However, in a time when the cell phone has become important to us, it has also caused great tragedies. Texting and driving have become as common and dangerous as drinking and driving. People stand on both sides of the issue and can provide great arguments for their side. Cell phone use while driving is common and considered quite dangerous. The number of accidents that are cell phone related have made cell phone use while driving illegal.
This has increased the rate of auto accidents, socially and emotionally distracted us from friends and family, cell phone users have put their own safety at risk while using their phone just walking down the street, and have caused distractions in the class room as well. People who text while driving are not only putting their own lives in danger, but also passengers in their vehicle and others on the road around them. There are so many fatalities on the roads today due to cell phone users. Just looking down at your phone for a second can cause an accident that could have been prevented if they would have just waited to reply to a text message or waited to answer a phone call until they were completely stopped and in a safe place to do so. Use of the cell phone while driving also seems to cause people to drive slower and not pay as much attention when changing lanes.
Many of us have witnessed drivers dialing and talking on cell phones, resembling drunk drivers swerving all over the roads. Strong regulations are needed because drivers using phones are seriously impaired and because laws on negligent and reckless driving are not sufficient to punish these driving talkers. Laws on traffic safety vary from state to state, and drivers distracted by cell phones can get off with light punishment even when they cause fatal accidents. Running red lights, failing to stop for a school bus and drunk driving are just a few examples. An increasing number of studies show that driving while talking on a cellphone can be dangerously distracting.