Are Cell Phones’ Dangerous (Cell Phone Distractions)
Critical Thinking- Philosophy 210
June 10, 2012
Are you sick and tired of having your life endangered by drivers who feel they are too important to put their phones down and pay attention to what is going on around them while they are driving? Well many people are? There are already many distractions that a person has to avoid while driving, or even when they are walking down the street, let alone texting and cell phone use.
Anything can happen at any given moment in this life. What would you do if it was you driving and you were the one who hit your family member of someone you knew? It would be very devasting and your life would go on even after the short period of grief, but you would have to live with that for the rest of your life. Once information is presented why cell phones are a big distraction, one should be convinced not to use their cell phone while driving and remember to “to drive now and talk later”. We all need to take a stand, because we risk not only our lives, but the lives of others. Could you imagine getting a phone call that one of your family members had been hit by a driver that was texting, or answering a phone call while they were trying to operate their vehicle? Most of us would probably say: “Oh that will or could never happen to me”, But, when it does it makes you sit back and start thinking about what you can do different in order to avoid any type of accidents.
Phone technology has come a long way from when it was first invented back in the 1800’s. Technology has had a major impact on the way we all function in our personal and professional lives, such as email, sending information by fax, to getting lost in our own little world with our iPod, to social networking. But with all the technological advances made over the last few decades there is one that I feel that really stands out above the rest and that is the cell phone.