Because of the increased number of traffic accidents caused by cell phones, I believe cell phone use should be banned while driving automobiles. Using a cell phone while driving is not only a major distraction, but it can be extremely dangerous or even fatal. In a recent study done by Strayer and Johnson, they found that “cell-phone conversations made drivers more likely to miss traffic signals and react more slowly to the signals that they did detect” (Strayer and Drews 128). Awareness of one’s surroundings is vital in safe operation of an automobile. When a driver is talking on a cell phone, the phone conversation “disrupts performance by diverting attention from the external environment associated with the driving task to an engaging context associated with the cell-phone conversation” (Strayer and Drews 129).
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.
The majority of accidents are caused by driver error and what if that could be diminished if the cars that we drive, drive themselves? With the modern technologies emerging, car industries begin to develop driverless cars. Comparing to a standard vehicle, driverless cars now have the technology to help drivers stay in their lane, avoid collisions. They have become highly advanced over the years. The point of a driverless car is safety, but there are plenty of people who guess that self-driving cars are dangerous.
They keep use it while they driving; even though they have known the numerous affects of using it in car. In this world there are many people who are died because this problem. In particular, today's society should abolish the use of cell phone while driving the car for three reasons. The first and most important reason for abolitions using cellular phone while driving is that it is raise the risk of crash. From years past, people are using cell phone.
Cognitive distraction is when you take your mind and focus off of what you are doing. Such as, driving, by taking focus off of the road and focusing on your phone, this is a bad move. You are putting your life and other people’s lives at stake by losing full concentration of driving safely. It is very easy to become distracted when driving if you are not careful. Texting while driving is a big safety threat.
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.
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.
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.
Teletha Abdulhadi Mr. Austin Eng 101-01 7/2/12 People are at their worst when they are behind the wheel of their cars. Once the doors are closed, people forget about their own safety and their responsibilities to others on the roadways. Lack of respect for other drivers, pedestrians, and the law has been responsible for many automobile accidents. This paper will provide several examples of the dangers caused by people inattentiveness while driving. Lack of respect for other drivers contributes to many unsafe behaviors.
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.