Cell Phone Use While Driving
Cell phone use while driving- a topic that did not concern me until October 20, 2010. That day I was at my friend’s house, when I received a text message saying, “Arash died.” I thought it was a joke until I saw everyone on Facebook updating their statuses saying, “Rip Arash.” Arash was the guy who always made other people laugh, the guy who found happiness in other people’s happiness, then how could it happen to him? One small mistake and one of my closest friends was gone forever. That small mistake was cell phone use while driving.
The use of cell phone has caused unnecessary injuries and deaths through out history. Those injuries and deaths prove the ignorance of the victims and set an example for others. Many people have lost their loved ones in cell phone related accidents but with every experience come a lesson, which in this case is that cell phone use while driving should not be allowed. The road would be a safer place to drive if the use of cell phone while driving is prohibited.
The risk of accidents increases significantly when a cell phone is being used while driving. A study by the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis estimated that six percent of vehicle crashes causes about 2,600 deaths and 330,000 injuries a year, which can be linked to one or more of the drivers involved using a cell phone (“Cell Phone Use While Driving a Big Cause of Accidents”). According to this study, the use of cell phones while driving is causing many unnecessary deaths and injuries. To treat those irresponsible drivers, all the citizens of the United States pay in the form of taxes. The forbiddance of cell phone use while driving will not only result in making the United States a safer nation, but it will also make it a happier nation. Many people are unaware of the dangers and effects of cell phone use while driving. To most people, drunk driving is a very serious crime but using a cell phone while driving is a trivial matter. However, a...
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