This paper examines the different results and findings of studies that used a driving simulator to test the effects of cell phone usage on driving performance. Driving while using a cell phone has become an important topic today due to its multiple effects on driving performance, like similarities of low cognitive functioning compared to driving under the influence (DUI) and the illegality of certain cell phone features. The usage of cell phones amongst young adults while driving is a major concern in the United States due to their high susceptibility of alcohol-related crashes. A new future DUI is emerging due to its detrimental and fatal affects over the course of time. Text messaging is the most dangerous feature used on a cell phone while driving. While some features such as text messaging have been banned illegal, researchers still seek to understand why all features of cell phone usage have not been proclaimed illegal. Keywords: hands-free cell phone usage, handheld cell phone usage
A New DUI: Driving Under the Influence of a Cell Phone
Numerous studies have been conducted on various aspects of cell phone usage focusing on its impact on driving performance in the context of comparing the use of hands-free and handheld interactions to text messaging. Driving while using a cell phone has become an important topic today due to its multiple effects on driving performance, like similarities of low cognitive functioning compared to driving under the influence (DUI) and the illegality of certain cell phone features. There is a substantial amount of evidence to show the impacting effects of cell phone distractions on driving performance. In order to comprehend how driving while using a cell phone is on the verge of possibly becoming a new form of a DUI, all implications of the studies need to be examined and possible solutions for additional research should be presented. Literature Review
The usage of cell phones amongst young, inexperienced adults...
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