Cell Phones While Driving

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Cell phone technology has grown tremendously within the last decade making it easier for one to communicate with others. Cell phones allow people to call, text, email, and use social networking from anywhere they please, but some people do not understand that there are certain times and places that cell phone use is inappropriate; For example, when driving. Using cell phones while driving has been proven to be dangerous. Even though many states have passed laws against cell phone use while driving, many still allow the use of hands-free cell phones/devices while behind the wheel. Using a hands-free cell phone/device is just as dangerous as using hand-held cell phone while driving. Many people spend a lot of their time in their car; since people feel so comfortable behind the wheel, it is easy for a driver to perform a task that results in distracted driving without even realizing they are doing it. However, everyone knows that talking on a cell phone or texting while driving is distracting, yet people still choose to engage in these activities. In the United States, there are over 200 million cell phone subscribers, and cell phone technology has been proving more useful to people on the move or driving (The Murg Digest). About 1.6 million car crashes every year are a result in talking on the phone or texting; if a driver takes their eyes off the road for two seconds, it can double their chance of being involved in a crash (Jackson, Nancy mann). Many people think that talking on a hand-held or a hands-free cell phone is no different from talking with a passenger. When talking with a passenger, the passenger tends to pause when the driver needs to concentrate on the road, but when talking on a phone, the person over the phone is not aware of what the driver is doing (Jackson, Nancy Mann). Since there has been many accidents and
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