Does the Increase of Cell Phone Usage Have a Negative Impact on How People Behave in Public?

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William Stout
6/12/12
Professor Caniglia
Bridge Program

Does the increase of cell phone usage have a negative impact on how people behave in public? Most people get so bent out of shape when they see someone on a cell phone especially while driving. Some people do not care either way because they just keep to themselves. It does have a negative impact on people because it distracts people while driving, people do not pay attention where they walk while on their phone, and how people view other people on cell phones. Cell phones are a big distraction to people while driving. Most people concentrate more on their cell phone then on the road itself. In America the accident rate has gone up a big percentage because people are so worried about who is calling or texting them. If people just slowed down and focus on their diving more they would not get pulled over as much. To explain, if people did not worry about who is on face book, calling them, or texting them there would be less people getting hurt by distracted drivers. People just need to be more aware of the road, and people need to watch where they are walking while on their cell phone. Even when people are walking they do not pay attention to what they are doing while on their phones. Most people do cross the street when they are supposed to. They are so busy with face book or phone calls that they do not notice the car that is about to hit them. These people walking get mad at the person that hit them and want to sue them, but clearly it is the walkers fault. Some people just need to wake up because clearly they are not able to do two things at once. For instance, if people just watch what they are doing it would make it less likely for them to get hit by a car or hurt. As a society people have to be aware of their surroundings, and it might stop how people view others on cell phones. It is disgusting how people view other people on cell phones. It is understandable when people see someone...
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