Distracted Driving: Technology has become an obsession among many Americans. Over the years cell phones have gone from a business necessity, to a personal necessity. As a result of cell phone dependence and the need for a person to always be accessible, Americans continuously endanger themselves and others by texting while driving. The Vermont texting while driving law is widely ignored because it is severely flawed. Texting while driving has been forbidden in Vermont since July 2010.
Landlines aren't safe to use during lightning storms. People are injured and killed every year from talking on a wired landline phones during lightning storms. Cell phones are safer to use during electrical storms because there isn't a direct path connecting you and the lightning. Plus if you have cordless phones they won’t work if the power goes out. People who prefer cell phones often have very different lifestyles than people who prefer landlines.
When Siegler tells about going out to eat with his mom and having to check his phone under the table, it contradicts the whole point the rest of the article seems to make, Siegler admits that “cell phone usage is frowned upon in restaurants for a good reason, it can be annoying”. But as he boldly explains later in the article “What’s annoying to me isn’t someone
With Friends Like These written by Tom Hodgkinson talks about the effect that Facebook has on the consumer. Throughout his writing Hodgkinson is very much against the use of the internet because it is an imaginary world that interconnects everyone without much effort than the use of a keyboard and mouse, everything only being a click away. He also continues to emphasize that there isn’t much effort being put into communicating and networking with others in person, putting us on the verge of losing that skill. Throughout his writing the author uses a serious tone that can come across as very negative as he speaks out against not only Facebook, but other big name companies such as Paypal, Coca-Cola and Blockbuster. The use of a descriptive example such as, “A friend of mine recently told me that he spent a Saturday night at home alone on Facebook, drinking at his desk.
Workers put in long hours and many work two jobs. One result is that they neglect their sleep, and the consequences of driving while fatigued can be serious. And the multitasking motorists do elsewhere in their lives carries over to the driver's seat. For more and more motorists, the driver's seat is becoming a place to talk on the cellular phone or read a newspaper. These drivers are paying less attention to the road and spending less time controlling their vehicle.
The result is a society where fanatical, destructive behavior, such as the firemen's book-burning, flourishes. People in Montag’s society have been conditioned to think the suggestion of reading is a laughable subject as expressed in the quote, “Do you ever read any of the books you burn?’ He laughed. ‘That's against the law!’ ‘Oh. Of course.’” (8). The people in Montag’s society are banned by their government to read anything that has any philosophies or intellectual thought.
General Purpose To convince my audience that cell phone usage while driving should be banned nationwide. B. Specific Purpose To inform the audience of the significant danger of using a cell phone while driving, and convey the importance of getting the word out to enact both individual and societal change, nationwide. C. Central idea The use of a cell phone or other mobile device while operating an automobile always results in a distracted driver, which in turn has been seen to cause serious accidents, including many fatalities. These tragedies are entirely preventable, as virtually no phone call or text is so urgent that the driver doesnt have time to pull over or have another passenger operate the mobile device.
July 30, 2012 Monday 5:45-9:30 Eng 090 Von Super Professor Wright Cell Yell Etiquette Levels There are a lot of unwritten rules when it comes to the use of cell phones in public places, or just technology whenever it is used. But it seems people are becoming more openly blatant about their private lives. Everyone seems to be too dependent on technology to communicate. But that doesn’t mean your communicating in the proper manner. Like the author of “Cell Yell” Eric A. Taub stated “people are very upset when they’re forced to hear the results of a strangers medical test”.
Finally, the lack of respect for the law, police, and emergency vehicle contributes to dangerous situations on the roadways. For instance, drivers who fail to pull over when emergency vehicles are passing can cause a delay for a person’s treatment or worse, an accident. Even with the recent banning of cell phone use while driving, people continue their bad and illegal habits. They talk, text, use face book, and even skype without regards to others. Clearly, a lack of respect for other drivers, pedestrians, and the law is a major problem in our society.
As a result of cell phone dependence and the need for a person to always be accessible, Americans continuously endanger themselves and others by texting while driving. The Vermont texting while driving law is widely ignored because it is severely flawed.