Purpose: To show that there is a danger from not paying attention to the road and paying more attention to the phone call.
Thesis: That talking on the cell phone takes away concentration from driving.
Greet the class
Talk about the problems of talking on the cell phone.
1st quote- speak regarding Cell phone driving laws
2nd quote – speak regarding Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association 3rd quote – speak regarding Robert Britts live science report that cell phone calls kill. 4th quote – Cell phones are as dangerous as drunk driving 5th quote – speak regarding abc news and how driving and cell phones don’t mix
Review main points
How Talking on the Cell Phone and driving is very dangerous
Most people don’t abide by the rules and regulations of the road. Most people don’t even know that they are breaking the law because they do it so often. Talking on the cell phone and driving has become a very popular thing these days. Technology is coming out with the newest phones that can do everything for you and people are attracted to that. There are people that don’t have hands free and drive their car with only one hand, people that text and totally take their eye off the road and type conversations to each other. Bluetooth is another technological breakthrough where you wear an ear piece and can receive phone calls by one touch of a button on the ear piece. This alone takes our attention off the road and into the cell phone. This is ridiculous and everyone has these gadgets and they drive their car day in and day out. Whether it be talking using your hands, talking by text or talking hands free; are all dangerous. It is likely that everyone has talked on the cell phone while operating a motor vehicle. I believe that this is a very bad issue that we have going on and not much enforcement is being made. I have five different sources that all say that driving and talking on the phone is dangerous, even fatal.
The Governor Highway Safety Association(GHSA), presents us with cell phone driving laws and has made a chart showing the states that have cracked down the cell phone usage with laws. They say that several states restrict cell phone use while driving. This shows us that this is a problem and that states are making laws to control drivers to obey the rules and pay attention on the road. 29 states have collect crash data from cell phone use and driving. 9 states have preemption laws. 5 states have handheld ban. 32 states have a cell phone ban and enforcement varies for all of the states. These are the states that have banned cell phones while driving. Australia, Austria, Britain, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Philippines, Romania, Singapore, Slovenia, S. Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey. http://www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/laws/cellphone_laws.html
Another source, Insurance Information Institute (III) posted a document about cell phones and driving. According to the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association, “Over 254 million people subscribed to such wireless communication devices as cell phones as of February 2008, compared with approximately 4.3 million in 1990 in the United States” this shows that there is a dependence for cell phone and that mean that the phones are being used in operating a vehicle. Using the cell phone is not the most dangerous thing relating to cars but it’s the most frequent with accidents and so on. New York’s 2001 law stating that hand held cell phones are illegal when driving hasn’t really made a difference because or the frequency of accidents. People do get absorbed into the conversation and take their mind off the road. “A survey of dangerous driver...