Texting While Driving Should Be Illegal

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It is the age of technology and with the many distractions in our daily lives. There are new cell phones coming out daily with many more features and buttons. This will help us to communicate better with friends and family. The cell phone companies don’t tell you that the piece of technology that helps you better communicate can be harmful to your health and safety. Texting while driving can be harmful to you and others in your vehicle. There recently has been more awareness about the dangers of texting and driving, but most people still put themselves at risk. “About one in four mobile phone users still texts when driving, according to a recent survey.” (Hamblen) Cell phones have a tendency to capture the persons attention almost memorizing the user this is referred to as the “Cell Phone Zone” (Gozzi) This tendency that cell phones have can be seen about anywhere from a person walking and talking on their phone to a person sitting on a bench and texting. “The cell phone force magnetically grabs your attention, and pulls you in onto the screen, away from your physical surroundings.” (Gozzi) It doesn’t matter how old the person is or how young they are the “Cell Phone Zone” can affect anyone at any age. This can even affect the best users it only takes 5 seconds for an accident of any kind to happen. Cell phones have become a

major problem among drivers they are one of the biggest driving distractions. Texting has become especially a problem since most people tend to look down while texting. Texting has been the man cause of car accidents and there have been many that resulted in death. ”The summation of many of these studies seems to suggest that using cell phones, whether hand-held or hands-free, negatively affects a person’s ability to drive.” (Richardson) The majority has to do with younger drivers they are not as experienced and tend to cause more car accidents than more experienced drivers. “Over 60% of American teens admit to risky driving, and nearly...
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