Prof. Donna Demar
Using Cell phones while driving
As people become more independent on cell phones, nowadays most people using cell phones while driving. Talking or messaging on a phone while driving is a serious distraction. Using cell phones while driving can lead you to a fatal accident. There are a few reasons that cell phones should be banned while driving (except in emergency) such as, text messaging, talking on the phone and use of electronic gadgets for cell phones. There are many dangers associated with using a cell phone while driving. Taking eyes off the road while driving is one of the first lessons that is taught to a driver in his early driver’s education. Drivers who talk while driving do not pay attention to road and thus end up in an accident. They put not only their life in danger but other drivers and pedestrians. Text messaging while driving is a bigger danger than talking on a phone while driving. While texting, the drivers have to completely divert their attention from road to their cell phone and their hands from the steering wheel to the cell phone. Most of the drivers falling in this category are young drivers. According to state of Utah, “if a driver involve is found in an accident to be using cell phone, he has to spend 15 years in prison.” In addition, cell phones gadgets are used along with cell phones the huge distraction while driving. Using of such electronic gadgets associated with cell phones like hands free, car charger etc. completely divert drivers’ attention from the road to their cell phones. Hands free devices are used to avoid accidents, but recent studies shows it is in the leading cause of accidents while cell phone car chargers force the driver to take both of his hands off the steering wheel to car charger and cell phone and thus loses control of vehicle and putting life in danger. Some people...
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