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.
According to the president of the National Safety Council “talking on a cellphone while driving makes a person four times more likely to be in a crash, which has a much higher risk than most other distracting activities, it’s the cellphone conversation that diverts people’s attention from the road” (Froetscher 2). There is no
“Incidents of “road rage” were up 51% in the first half of the decade, according to a report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety,” writes Andrew Ferguson in Road Rage (553). It’s sad that due to road rage many innocent commuters suffer the consequences. It has also happened to me while driving; because I’m driving to slow, the person behind me starts to blow the horn. And, it makes thing worse because then I will get mad and drive even slower. In Road Rage, Ferguson points out that in a recent survey that the Coalition for Consumer Health and Safety did, 64% of the people mentioned that they are driving less mannerly and more recklessly than they did about five years ago (553).
Cell Phones While Driving: Safe or Not There are many distractions facing people while driving these days, but to many none more dangerous than using a cell phone. Cell phone use while driving is a dangerous practice that should be prohibited. Nothing is so important that cannot wait until the car is stopped to talk on the phone. The controversy of whether the use of a cell phone while driving is dangerous or not rages on. Until conclusive studies are done to show that the benefits outweigh the risks, cell phone use should be forbidden.
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.
From years past, people are using cell phone. Clearly, we have learned the benefits of cell phone; for example, we can conduct business, stay in touch with our family and friends, and let people know if we are running late. In the other hand of these benefits, we have known that talking on a cell can pose a serious risk for the driver because it distract driver from driving. The studies over the world found that talking on the phone while driving raises the risk of crashes. There is another reason to prohibit using the cell in car is distracting people from driving.
Putting not only their lives in danger, but oncoming traffic as well that may be carrying valuable contents like children in the vehicle. According to AAA foundations for traffic safety there are the following facts about distracted driving. Drivers spend more than half their time behind the wheel engaged in distracted behavior. More than 8,000 crashes a day are caused by distracted driving, the use of a cell phone while driving quadruples the risk of an accident occurring. 87% of drivers (including myself), agree with laws put into place against reading, typing, or texting while driving behind the wheel.
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:
I would consider adopting the new law of cell phone use being banned while operating a motor vehicle. I say this because of all the accidents that have occurred with teens and even elder people talking on the phone while driving. Also, because cell phones can be a distraction, even when the cell phone is not in use. There are many reasons why cell phones usage should be banned while driving I will only state a few but at the end of my essay you will understand my reasoning. Cell phone usage while driving is a very touchy subject.
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