To engage ourselves in a construcive work, we have started a campaign to spread awareness about accidents related to cell phones and driving. In the reference material attached to this letter, you can see various newspapers cuttings and photographs that highlight the gravity of the situation. In the year 2008 alone, nearly 6,000 American residents lost their lives because of accidents related to a cell phone use while driving. Moreover, car crashes and texting via cell phones while driving have been related more closely in recent years. Cell phones usage while driving has been rated to be far more dangerous than drunk driving, which highlights the dangers of using cell phones when we are commuting from one destination to the other.
Speeding, texting while driving and other distractions played a part in the deaths. The article goes on to state that because teens are immature and have inexperience there is potential for disaster. The main idea of the article focuses on different ways and steps that will prevent crashes and save lives of teenage drivers and others on the road. It's pointed out that because teens' prefrontal cortex is not fully formed, teens have a hard time not acting on impulse. Another problem they have is some don't see the risks or don't care.
TEENAGE DRIVER LICENSE RESTRICTION: GOOD OR BAD Learning to drive is known as a significant rite to passage which one of the keys to independence. Driving is an activity that involves the greatest risks for a huge number of teens. It also plays an important roles in a peer group, which shows maturity and improves the status of the teen. Teens that can’t drive are seen to be depend on the parents and other peer for mobility and narrows the options for employment. This also influences their social lives and restricts their participation in school and the community activities.
And the result can be just as deadly” .Most cases, accidents are caused by children under the age 16 driving, drinking while driving, or taking on the phone and text messaging while driving. These are very dangerous to life and others. A driver's license for a teenager is a milestone and one of the biggest events in young lives. Of course the independence it gives teens is wonderful, but it can be quite frightening to a parent when one’s child drives a car. Teens will have to handle a lot of instructions and rules of the road, and they must be ready for this responsibility, so teens must take driving lessons.
The use of cell phones poses a danger in two ways. First, cell phone conversations while driving distract drivers, and generate safety hazards; secondly, drivers take their eyes off the road. In the United States over 236 million people subscribe to wireless communication devices such as cellular phones, PDA’s, and global positioning systems as of May 2007, compared with approximately 4.3 million in 1990, according to the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association. Increased use of cell phones has led to a rise in the number of people who use the devices while driving. There are two dangers associated with driving and cell phone use, including text messaging.
Cell Phone Use While Driving Cell phones play an important role in communicating in our modern society. Although using a cell phone is a convenient and fast way for getting in touch with people, they should not be used while operating an automobile. Cell phone use while driving has dramatically increased over the past years in the U.S., and studies show that the risk of having an automobile accident or near accident significantly increases when a person is talking on their cell phone. Although not everybody who uses their cell phone while driving has been or will be in an accident, but an alarming number of people who were involved in automobile accidents have been reported to have been using a cell phone while driving. Because of the increased number of traffic accidents caused by cell phones, I believe cell phone use should be banned while driving automobiles.
Because of their declining health, I feel that educational services need to be offered, more friendly vehicles for senior citizens need to be made, and easier to read traffic signs should be made and more efficiently placed. Services and information should be readily accessible to seniors regarding how their declining health and physical changes could affect their driving abilities. Helping make them aware of these changes and what affect it has on their diving abilities can help them make wiser decisions when it comes to driving. Such as, to drive on less congested roads, avoid freeway driving if possible, avoid rush hour, avoid driving at night, ask relatives to drive, and if available use public transportation. Car companies can also help senior citizen drivers by implementing more safety features and better controls for senior citizen drivers.
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.
Cell phone use increases the likelihood of motor vehicle accidents The use of a cell phone while driving increases the likelihood of having an automobile accident and as such the use of cell phones in vehicles should be restricted and irresponsible drivers should be prosecuted under the letter of the law for reckless driving. Cell phones have become a commodity in our everyday lives. Some people however are taking the trend to extremes by engaging in conversations while operating a moving vehicle. This widespread phenomenon has increased the rate of motor vehicle accidents throughout the state. It is believed that actively using a cell phone while driving increases the likelihood of an accident by as much as four times the rate as those who do not use a cell phone.
Some states have banned the use of use of cellphone use unless used with a hands free device and some states banned texting while driving. If all cell phone use is banned while driving, some accidents will not occur. Are accidents rates lower for drivers that do not use cell phones? We know that car accidents happen daily, caused by faulty equipment and weather. The truth of the matter is that sometimes accidents cannot be avoided, but if adding in a distraction such as cell phone use, it increases the accident rate.