Using a cell phone while driving is a very dangerous obsession to do. I believe that there should be a law in every state banning the use of cell phones while driving. If a person uses a cell phone while driving he or she is easily distracted. It is one of the major causes of traffic accidents. Using a cell phone while driving also lowers a person’s reaction time.
It has been argued that texting while driving should not be banned because it is just as distracting as eating, putting on make-up, or listening to music while driving. Most people do a lot of these activities, but do they measure up to texting while driving? Although, texting while driving is considered in category of car distraction, it is a more dangerous activity than the rest. The Editors say “Talking on a cellphone while driving makes a person four times more likely to be in a crash” (NY Times paragraph 4). Moreover, the chat on the cellphone is what distracts people.
When a driver keeps talking or listening to music he is not supposed to focus off the road, especially when he’s texting. One of the causes of many road accidents is using cellphones while driving. I’m one of the people who realized how important it is if you don’t text and drive and I can honestly say that I won’t text and drive,in the future. The purpose of my speech today is to persuade my audience how dangerous it is to text and drive. Texting while driving can be more dangerous than drowsy driving or drunk driving.
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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.
While mobile phones provide better access to health and emergency services, there is substantial evidence to demonstrate that mobile phones are potentially dangerous if over used or if they distract one from the task at hand, such as driving and walking. Studies show that mobile phone use has been attributed to increased physical injury to drivers and pedestrians, hearing loss and mental health issues. Driver performance is affected by the use of a mobile phone. Cain and Burris (1999), state that drivers are up to 300 percent more likely to have an accident while using a mobile phone while driving. There is a higher risk of an accident becoming fatal if a mobile phone is used at the time of the collision.
Cell Phones While Driving: Safe or Not There are many distractions facing people while driving these days, but to many none more dangerous than using a cell phone. Cell phone use while driving is a dangerous practice that should be prohibited. Nothing is so important that cannot wait until the car is stopped to talk on the phone. The controversy of whether the use of a cell phone while driving is dangerous or not rages on. Until conclusive studies are done to show that the benefits outweigh the risks, cell phone use should be forbidden.
The government has begun to realize the ongoing issue that is causing problems. In trying to prevent the issue, new laws have been passed making the use of cell phones while operating a vehicle illegal. Although these laws are effective, not everyone follows these laws. The Indiana law states that drivers younger than 18 years of age are banded from texting and cell phone use while driving or operating a vehicle. The law also states that all drivers, regardless of age are banned from text messaging while driving.
Why it is that texting is so hazardous? While driving a car, the driver’s attention span should be fully focused on the road and any dangers that they may encounter. Cell phone usage poses a threat to the safety of the operator, the car occupants, and the unfortunate victim. Texting is more dangerous and distracting than talking on the cell phone while driving (Robertson, 2009). While talking on a cell phone, a given user can still keep their eyes on the road and at least one hand free, where as text keeps the user’s eyes on and sometimes even both hands on the phone.
Distractions by mobile phones cause horrific accidents and many of them led to death. Driving while using a mobile phone can reduce the amount of brain activity that is associated with driving by thirty-seven percent, (Distracted Driver Accidents). Talking on a mobile phone can be distracting when driving a vehicle. When talking on a cellular phone while driving it takes the attention off of the task at hand. It only takes a moment for a car to drift into another lane or off of the road and cause an accident.