Dangers of Cell Phone Use While Driving

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Good evening class… Today’s speech is to try to convince you that the use of cell phone while driving should be banned.

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This presentation will discuss the dangers of using a cell phone while driving, some supporting facts and statistical information, current States that have cell phone laws, and tips to avoid accidents that arise from the use of your cell phone while driving. Click

First, using a cell phone while driving can be extremely distracting and can cause a serious and potentially deadly situation. Even using a hands-free device requires the brain to multitask- a process it cannot do safely while driving.

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According to the National Safety Council, drivers who use cell phone while driving are 4 times likely to be involved in a crash. This is because our brain can’t effectively multi-task. Have you ever tried watching your favorite tv show and hold a serious conversation? It’s a win-lose situation because you are going to miss the details from one of the two. Well it’s the same thing with talking on your cell phone and driving. Click

Driving requires our visual, manual, auditory, and cognitive abilities. Click

So if you’re talking, texting, surfing the internet, or Facebooking while driving, these abilities will be impaired. Click

According to the National Safety Council, there are over 50 research studies that have shown that using a cell phone while driving is risky. Each year, cell phones are a factor in 1.3 million crashes, hundreds of thousands of injuries, and thousands of deaths. Drivers don’t realize that talking or texting on a cell phone distracts the brain and takes focus away from the primary task of driving.

Next I would I like share with you some supporting facts and statistical information.

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* As I stated earlier, drivers who use cell phones are four times more likely to be involved in a crash. (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) * Cell phone use attributes to an estimated 6...
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