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.
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.
Using cell phones while driving should be banned. First, car accidents occur because of using cell phones while driving. For example, according to http://www.edgarsnyder.com/car-accident/cell-phone/statistics.html, 25% of car accidents occur because of cell phones. This shows using cell phone in cars distracts people to drive. Because of this many people die for no reason.
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.
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.
The cause of accident as reported by the police officials has been negligent driving. It is mentioned in the report that Nick was talking on a cell phone that led to a lapse in his concentration and he eventually lost his control, bumping into a huge cargo truck. His sudden demise has left us in an unexplainable pain. As a tribute to our love for Nick, we all have decided to gather courage and recover from this shock. To engage ourselves in a construcive work, we have started a campaign to spread awareness about accidents related to cell phones and driving.
No matter how careful a driver you may be, when you do something else while driving, whether its drinking coffee, listening to music, scanning the GPS, or making a phone call, you endanger the people around you, and including yourself, because you are distracted from your driving. An accident needs only a couple microseconds to occur. Even though no state can ban people for changing radio stations or applying makeup while driving, all states can, and should, make it illegal to drive while talking on a cellular phone. Since the rise of popularity of cellphones in the past years, the number of accidents caused by people talking on their mobile devices has also increased. Whether they were in an argument, receiving a message, or simply dialing a number, they were momentarily distracted from the task of driving.
SEBINEZA NDASARARA TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE COMPOSITION I&II WRITTING ESSAY CELL PHONE USAGE BY DRIVERS SHOULD BE BANNED As it have been said many times in different department of safety, the usage of cell phone consists many risks to both sides the driver and other road users. The reason being is that not only distraction but also disturbance of mental and physical use while driving. Therefore, after that short breaking apart of the subject, each one can understand how deepest it is to be disturbed while performing any act. Normally human brain needs a lot of concentration especially while it is in use where others can get involved in an action or incident. The reason is that, everything that has an effect toward your partner has to be done carefully and smoothly to avoid any harm on the other side.
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:
Your blind spots increase more cause your brain is now focused on your phone call, you felt was important, text message, e-mail, or even tweets/Facebook you are engaged in; rather than the task at hand. Your performance level is now decreased, no matter how well you drive. Driving requires all attention on the road. Using a cell phone is a major distraction. Majority of people choose to talk and text while