Lupita Garcia ENG 113 Section 3007 9/29/14 Essay #2
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Drivers who use a cell phone while driving are four times more likely to get into a car crash serious enough to cause severe injury. The high risk to the public is serious. According to research by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) any given moment during the daylight hours, over 800,000 vehicles in the U.S. are being driven by someone calling, browsing or texting on their phone. Each year cell phone usage while driving is estimated to cause 636,000 crashes, 330,000 injuries, 12,000 major injuries, 2,600 deaths, and $43 billion in damages (Mason). I do want to make a proposal which is that we should all consider eliminating the cellphone usage while driving. It is dangerous and can cause fatal car crashes and not only put you in danger but those who surround you. States and local jurisdictions should continue to prohibit cellphone usage while driving. Some of the states that prohibit cell phone usage while driving are California, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Washington (Nolo). All of these states allow what is known as "primary enforcement of an offense." Which generally means police officers can pull you over for...
Cited: “Cell Phones and Distracted Driving “, Written By. Gail B. Stewarthttp://www.ehow.com/about_5402318_dangers-using-cell-phones-driving.htmlhttps://www.edgarsnyder.com/car-accident/cause-of-accident/cell-phone/cell-phone-statistics.htmlhttp://www.debate.org/opinions/should-all-states-make-cell-phone-use-while-driving-illegal
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