6 February 2012
Text of Death
Picture this; you have a 16 year old daughter who just got her license, scary, right? Well, she has always been a good kid, has never had bad grades, and has always excelled in everything she has done. So, why would you not trust her behind the wheel? Now imagine getting a phone call saying she has just been in an accident. Your first thought is, someone else caused the accident. But, you are wrong. Your daughter had her friends in the car and was trying to be ‘cool,’ she was using her phone, blaring music and acting like any immature teenager would do. Now, she is in intensive care at the hospital; one of her friends is on life support and the other, unfortunately, passed. A story like this tragically happens all the time. There are some people who blame cell phone usage, some people blame the driver’s young age, and some people even blame the parents. Should cell phones be banned while driving? This has been a hot topic in the past couple of years. There has been more accidents because of cell phone usage because of its popularity in recent years. Is it something that needs to be strictly banned? Or is it just something people need to take upon their self and not do? Lawmakers have been asking themselves these questions quite a lot recently. Of course, many people think that laws should be strictly enforced banning any type of cell phone usage while they are driving. In, “Cell Phones Should be Regulated”, the authors point out that, “Studies have shown that drivers who use their cell phones while on the road are more likely to be involved in accidents, and that the use of cell phones while driving causes impairments similar to those observed in drunk drivers” (Lee and DiLascio). Drunk driving is very much illegal and severe consequences occur when caught doing so. Why isn’t using cell phones as big of a deal? Drunk driving is never taken lightly....