Essay on Use of Cell Phones While Driving

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On occasion, I believe it is completely necessary to use a cell phone while operating a vehicle. Now, does that mean I don’t think it is dangerous? Absolutely not; I do believe it can be completely dangerous, provided that the correct hands-free devices, that are made readily available to the public, are not being used. There are many very useful functions of a cell phone in today’s technology, other than talking and texting, that when using the proper hands-free devices in the correct manner, will not be a danger to yourself and others while on the road. That being said, I strongly oppose the current ordinance being proposed by the El Paso city council to prohibit the use of a cell phone while operating a vehicle. I propose that cell phones not be prohibited completely, but solely restricted to the usage of proper hands-free devices, if a cell phone is to be used while operating a vehicle. Technology of the twenty first century is mind-blowing if people only knew of everything that is really out on the market. When cell phones first started coming out you could only talk on them, then it went to being able to send simple text messages, picture messaging, and so on it goes. Out on the market today we have smart phones, which enable us to do virtually anything a computer can do. Things like accessing the internet for any kind of information you can possibly think of, such as looking up an address or finding the nearest grocery store. Another very popular thing is being able to use your phone for navigation. Someone might say “well, what is so great about that?” Navigation among many other impressing features, operate by satellite; which means if you do not have cell service and you get lost, hurt, car wreck, you name it…you still have ways of getting in contact with someone or simply finding your way back to where you need to go. Another great feature is the voice command feature; this enables you to do all of the above hands-free while on the go! As the smart...
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