April 13, 2010
Wilson, Fernando A., and Jim P. Stimpson. "Trends in Fatalities From Distracted Driving
in the United States, 1999 to 2008." American Journal of Public Health 100.11
(2010): 2213-2219. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 12 Apr. 2011.
Fernando A. Wilson and Jim P. Stimpson focus on the trends of distracted drivers
and their relation to cell phone use. They give records data and statistics on all
road fatalities on U.S. Roads from 1998 to 2008 from The Fatality Analysis
Reporting System (FARS). They include trends in driving fatalities due to
distracted drivers associated with cell phone use. They give a good insight on how
fatalities have increased significantly after 2005. Their suggestion that the
Legislation should effectively enforce a way to deter the use of cell phones while
driving. "Don't text, or drink, behind the wheel." Industrial Engineer: IE 42.5 (2010): 14.
Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 12 Apr. 2011.
Matthew R. E. Romoser’s article highlights the findings of a study conducted at
the Human Performance Lab of the University of Massachusetts concerning the
most dangerous behind-the-wheel activity. The conclusions reveal that texting
while driving is the most unsafe one, even more dangerous, in some aspect, than
drinking and driving. Findings show how driving with distractions increases a
person's chances of crashing more than 20 times compared to nondistracted
driving. "THE CELL PHONE ZONE." ETC: A Review of General Semantics 65.4 (2008): 382-
383. Academic Search Complete. EBSCO. Web. 12 Apr. 2011.
The article discusses the phenomenon of people attention being drawn to their
cellular telephones, especially through text messages. It explains how much
people become largely unaware of their physical surroundings, the people around
them and even where their going and how all this distraction is due to cell phone
use. "Why cell phone conversations...
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