College Composition I
Should drivers of automobiles be prohibited from using cellular phones?
Driving requires a lot of concentration in order to keep the road, and ourselves safe. Nowadays, many people have a license without being able to drive in a manner that is responsible. This raises the question of cell phones. There are many factors that contribute to accidents. Eating, drinking, reaching for fallen objects and talking to passengers are also some other elements that takes the drivers attention away from the road. Cell phones are not an exception, but they can also be very useful. However, they too present a danger for everyone, therefore, I agree that their use should be prohibited while driving.
Many people die every year from accidents. The vast majority of accidents are as a result of careless driving. In some cases the people are lucky enough to get out of it with just some bruises, others are not so lucky. When talking on a cellphone, the drivers attention is more on the conversation than on the road, and in the case of an emergency he would not have enough time to react. The education of the consequences that cellphone use has is vital, especially to the younger generation. I have come across people texting while driving. It seems unrealistic that people are doing this sort of things while operating a motor vehicle. So it’s not only phones that are a problem when it comes to using the road. Anything that takes the driver's attention away from the road, any distraction at all is liable to cause an accident. Drivers who are using a cell phone while driving are four times more likely to get into a car crash than drivers who don’t use a phone behind the wheel. Over 800,000 vehicles in the United States are being driven by someone using a handheld cell phone.
About forty countries around the world have banned the use of phones while driving, others allow the drivers to use them as long...
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Cell phone use while driving causes multiple accidents every year and their use should be prohibited while driving in my opinion. Many people die every year from a car accident, and the use of cellphones is only making this total rise year after year. A small distraction such as a glance at your cell phone could cause a deadly car crash. Some countries have already made the smart choice and banned cell phones from being used while driving, but United States has not banned them yet. A cell phone may have some good uses, but while driving they should be set aside to prevent an accident from occurring.
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