English 12 A4
January 30, 2013
Distracted driving is unsafe and irresponsible. In just a split second, its consequences can change people life forever. However, as the technology level goes up, cell phone is the main devices that can use anywhere and anytime to get people connect together. People who violate distracted driving laws should be punished on the same level as DUI drivers.
There are a lot of people get killed each year because of the cell phone distraction. There are evidence suggests that the relative risk of being in a traffic accident while using a cellphone is similar to the hazard associated with a blood alcohol level at the legal limit. Car accidents caused by distracted drivers continue to become more prevalent as the number of handheld electronic devices continues to grow. It is clear that advances in electronic technology have resulted in a corresponding increase in driver distraction.
There are 3092 fatalities linked to distracted drivers in 2019 and 5474 distraction related fatalities reported in 2010. Drivers must take their eyes off the road and hands off the wheel to manipulate the devices when dialing, texting, and surfing the web. They can also become so absorbed in their conversation and other uses that their ability to concentrate on the act of driving is severely impaired. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has tried to ban people from using their phones on the road. It improved pretty much better in some states. People are now used to have their phone with them anywhere they go; it’s not so easy to ban them all at once. However, it is a fact that if people stop using their phone while driving, they will focus more on the road and there is going to be less car accidents.