In 2000 Cuban introduced himself to the NBA community when he purchased the Dallas Mavericks for $285 million (“Mark Cuban”). Facebook cofounder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has led his social network to new heights, even as some younger users have grown tired of it. Revenue grew 58% in 2014 to $12.5 billion, supported by a jump in mobile ads (Williams 12). Some 1.4 billion people around the globe are on Facebook, and those users are watching 3 billion videos a day on the site. Its Instagram unit has more than 300 million users, while mobile messaging app WhatsApp, which it purchased for $19 billion in cash and stock in 2014, has 700 million users and is growing.
People would profit from this image because now most of the time people would make the right choice by not texting. They would maybe think to themselves “ wow a text message is really not worth being in a serious accident that could change my life.” If more people start thinking this way that makes the streets a little bit safer to drive on. I think the Zain company choice this particular subject because it is an important issue going on around the world. As a result in order to save more lives and keep people
Teens do not realize the danger of speeding. Not only can they kill or injure themselves, but they can also kill or injure other innocent drivers on the road. Another huge issue is using seat belts. A seatbelt is the single most effective safety device in your car. (Digest, 2008) Getting pulled over, getting a speeding ticket or even having a fender bender seems like the end of the world to teens, but fatality is the real issue.
At first glance it seems it would be equally as beneficial for adolescents to have a cell phone to help parents stay in contact and keep track of them, but with a closer look at the negative effects that a cell phone can cause to a teen’s health, behavior, and education, it becomes clear that the possible detriments far outweigh any conveniences that a cell phone may offer. The most obvious threats that come along with cell phone use are the physical risks. Young adults feel they are impervious to danger and take chances with texting and driving. In Amy Novotney’s Dangerous Distraction, she discusses some of the various studies done on the effects of using a cell phone while driving. These studies show how conversing uses different cognitive skills than other activities and takes up a human brain’s “bandwidth” (Novotney).
One day a person was just being an average teen and goofing off, he was texting on his cell phone while driving about this cute girl he saw in class and the next minute… dead, all because he didn’t look at the road. He isn’t alone. Every year 2600 people are killed and 12,000 have serious injuries due to accidents involving cell phone use in the car. This does not just include the drivers themselves but harmless pedestrians as well. Cell phone usage and texting while driving is growing tremendously in the United States.
It could be you or your loved one in that small fraction. Also just because someone’s life wasn’t taken from texting and driving doesn’t mean it hasn’t affected their life in some way or another. For example, most of these collisions that don’t end in death either in my brain injury, paralyzation and so on. Texting is one of the most dangerous things you can do on the road. I can almost guarantee you that without awareness of this issue these numbers will continue to rise.
“At any given time during daylight hours in 2008, more than 800,000 vehicles were driven by someone using a hand-held cell phone. This explains why twenty five percent of all car accidents in the United Stated were caused by cell phone related distractions while operating a vehicle. A recent study shows that you are actually about eight times more like to be involved in an accident while talking on a cell phone, and four times more likely while texting, than you would be driving with a blood alcohol level of .08.” (http://www.edgarsnyder.com/car-accident/cell-phone/statistics.html). This just adds to the ridicule of using a cell phone while driving. If society and the laws are so against drinking and driving, why would they more then willingly allow and/or partake in an action that can be twice as deadly.
Americans are drawn to cell phones for many reasons, starting with the benefits of endless connection to friends and family. In the era of smart phones, instant and universal access to information, news, and games on these devices also draws users into a deeper engagement with their mobile devices. Cell phones are so popular now; that the number of adults who own mobile phones has often outpaced the percentage of adults who are online. In a survey new, it was found that 82% of American adults (ages 18 and older) now own cell phones, up from 65% when we took our first reading in late 2004. Some 60% of adults now send or receive text messages with their cell phones.
Demographics Increase in population: fueled by a steady birthrate, greater longevity and explosive immigration, the nation's population increased by more people in the 1990s than any other 10-year period in U.S. History.More than 281-million people called America home in 2000, an increase of 13 percent, or nearly 32.7-million, from 1990. That easily surpassed the previous record growth of 28-million during the peak of the 1950s baby boom. The U.S. fertility rate held at about 2 children per adult woman. Immigration, mainly from Asia, the Caribbean and South America, accounted for at least one-third of the population increase, Long said, and increased longevity much of the rest. The impact of immigration, because it includes undocumented illegal immigrants States: For the only time in the 20th century, the population of all 50 states increased, ranging from a tiny half-percent rise in North Dakota to the booming 66 percent in Nevada.
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. It’s both dangerous and an uprising problem for the country. There is nothing wrong with texting, unless you make it the center of your life especially while you are operating a vehicle. When handling a vehicle, you are to give it your full and undivided attention. Cell Phones and Driving is a huge distraction among teenagers and many adults.