Cell Phone Ban on Operators of Motor Vehicles
By Sarah Alsaid -
Did you know that 60% of drivers use cell phones while driving? (2011, Harris Poll) Or maybe that using a cell-phone delays a driver's reaction as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent? (2009, university of Utah) After years of studies, research is finally beginning to show a new study about the effects of distractions like a cell phone while driving. How massive the consequence can be for just one text. Or maybe the lack of two hands on the steering wheel, to talk on the phone with the other. Statistics are on the rise and if action isn't taken they will continue increasing. Likely, it should be illegal for motor vehicles to use cell phone for any use while driving. Endangering other peoples' lives and the lack of focus are crucial reasons this law should be put in force.
Initially, there should be a law stating one can't use a cell phone while driving because of the risk it puts on other drivers'. Its one thing for someone to make the decision to put their own life on the line, but when one chooses to put another's life in jeopardy that is just ridiculous. We shouldn't have the ability to take ones precious life by our recalcitrant behavior. For the past 10 to 15 years cell phone users have increased and surely the increase in numbers of distracted drivers' is a consequence. Nowadays, it would be realistic to say that cell phones are a necessity in our lives. We take them everywhere we go and hold on to them like our most sacred possession. Their use has become so great and when they fall or we can't find them our heart starts racing and we start to panic. Likely, our attachment to them has almost become like an addiction. So when were in the car driving it's almost impossible to hold our desires for replying to text we just acquired, or tweeting about the slow driver in front of us. But what we don't understand is that those five...
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