Talking, Texting and Driving: A Deadly Distraction Kenneth Smith Professor Barry McCollough ENG-215 Research and Writing December 17, 2013 Concerns have been raised that use of a cellular phone while driving increases the risk of traffic collisions, property damage, injuries, and fatalities. A variety of groups, including the wireless communications industry and transportation safety groups, have initiated educational campaigns that encourage the prudent use of cellular phones while driving. These safety concerns have also led policymakers to consider whether the use of a cellular phone while driving should be regulated or even prohibited. Such bans, at least with respect of handheld phones by drivers, have already been enacted in
Johnson gives statistics showing that talking on a cell phone is as dangerous as driving drunk. Moreover, she points out the increasing number of accidents caused by cell phone use. Her conclusion is that we need to personally decide not to use a cell phone while driving and that we need to educate our friends and family to give up using cell phones while driving too. I agree with Jones that cell phones are dangerous and that we should personally choose to not use one while driving; however, I’d go further than Jones by adding that we need to have laws that prohibit anyone from using cell phones in
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.
The current P-plate laws are extremely affective in reducing accidents on the road.This is because they deal with many of the dangers p-plate drivers face while driving, including distractions, driving speed, peer pressure and driver safety. To begin with, the current p-plate laws are affective in reducing accidents while driving because they deal with the important issue of distractions. An example of a distraction that is dealt with by the current p-plate laws is mobile phones. Mobile phones cannot be used by p-plate drivers when driving or while the car is moving or stopped but not parked. This helps to stop accidents because it removes distractions from a p-plate driver so they can focus solely on driving.
Texting while driving has become a major cause of accidents, especially among young drivers. When texting, you are too focused on your conversation instead of the road. This not only puts the driver of the vehicle is harms way; it creates an unsafe environment for all those in and around the automobile. Is a text message really that important? I highly believe that texting while driving should be illegal.
Tombeaker Mrs. gray American Literature 20 September 2011 Distractions While Driving While safety may be first in most people’s mind, it is typically last on our to-do lists. If you are concerned for your safety while driving you should avoid texting and talking on your cell phone, talking to passengers, eating and drinking, getting ready, and being a DJ. These five everyday bad habits while driving can be life threatening and by refraining from them you can save your self from the risk of a deadly accident. First on the list is texting and talking on the phone. Texting and talking on the phone can be dangerous and affect your driving by causing you to concentrate on the person you are talking to rather than the road.
In my opinion, drivers of automobiles should be prohibited from using all cellular phones! Although using cellular phones have many advantages, there are some reasons that drivers of automobiles should be prohibited from using cellular phones when driving for our sake. As we know, using cellular phones when driving can create many hazardous problems such as accidents and traffic problems. From previous research, an accident can occur four times as much when the driver of an automobile using their cellular phone while driving. One such study conducted by the television show Mythbusters concluded that the use of cellular phones while driving poses the same risk as someone operating the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
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.
Utah psychologists have made a clear warning against cell phone use while driving and stated: “Drivers on cell phones are as bad as drunks” (no name,Drews, Siegel & Strayer, 2006). According to their preliminary study hands-free cell phones are just as distracting as handheld cell phones because the conversation itself distracts drivers from road conditions. (Drews, Siegel & Strayer, 2006). Many people think that the modern technology can help to make cell phones safe and easy in the car. However, they are wrong because the dangers continue after the call ends.
Cell Phones and Driving: Teenagers on the road, as it is, pose an extremely huge risk. However teenagers on the road with cellular devices, now that is suicide, unsafe, contingent, and problematic. Another name for this issue is called “Distracted Driving”. Distracted driving (according to distraction.gov) is any activity that could divert a person's attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety, the main points of distracted driving were going to look at are those that involves: •Texting • Using a cell phone or Smartphone Nevertheless, it does not matter what you call the situation.