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Essays On Cell Phone Use While Driving

As people become more independent on cell phones, nowadays most people using cell phones while driving. Talking or messaging on a phone while driving is a serious distraction. Using cell phones while driving can lead you to a fatal accident. There are a few reasons that cell phones should be banned while driving (except in emergency) such as, text messaging, talking on the phone and use of electronic gadgets for cell phones. There are many dangers associated with using a cell phone while driving.

Taking eyes off the road while driving is one of the first lessons that is taught to a driver in his early driver’s education. Drivers who talk while driving do not pay attention to road and thus end up in an accident. They put not only their life in danger but other drivers and pedestrians. Text messaging while driving is a bigger danger than talking on a phone while driving. While texting, the drivers have to completely divert their attention from road to their cell phone and their hands from the steering wheel to the cell phone.

Most of the drivers falling in this category are young drivers. According to state of Utah, “if a driver involve is found in an accident to be using cell phone, he has to spend 15 years in prison. ” In addition, cell phones gadgets are used along with cell phones the huge distraction while driving. Using of such electronic gadgets associated with cell phones like hands free, car charger etc. completely divert drivers’ attention from the road to their cell phones.

Hands free devices are used to avoid accidents, but recent studies shows it is in the leading cause of accidents while cell phone car chargers force the driver to take both of his hands off the steering wheel to car charger and cell phone and thus loses control of vehicle and putting life in danger. Some people believe that using cell phone should not be banned while driving (except in emergency) because you never know when you might get an emergency call. However, using cell phone to attend to an important phone call can also make one panic and can put you in to an emergency.

It’s better to arrive late rather than not arriving to that emergency call. There is nothing more important than your precious life as compared to an emergency call. In conclusion, cell phones should be banned while driving including text messaging, talking on the phone and use of electronic gadgets for cell phones. The consequences include the dangerous effect on health, financial stresses and injuries. Cell phones should be banned ( except in emergency) while driving my personal suggestion would be that car manufacturing companies should install a cell phone signal jammer to avoid a serious accident in future.

Cell Phone Usage while Driving Essay

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In 2011, 1.3 million crashes were caused by someone using a cell phone that is at least 28% accidents per year. (National Safety Council) Most of us think its ok and that we will be ok “it’s just like adjusting the radio” but no, it’s not. “Texting and driving has become a greater hazard than drinking and driving among teens who openly acknowledge sending and reading text messages while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle.”(Long Island NEWSDAY)
“The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2010 driver distraction was the cause of 18 percent of all fatal crashes – with 3,092 people killed – and crashes resulting in an injury – with 416,000 people wounded.”(Federal Communications Commission)
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In 2011, 1.3 million crashes were caused by someone using a cell phone that is at least 28% accidents per year. (National Safety Council) Most of us think its ok and that we will be ok “it’s just like adjusting the radio” but no, it’s not. “Texting and driving has become a greater hazard than drinking and driving among teens who openly acknowledge sending and reading text messages while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle.”(Long Island NEWSDAY)
“The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2010 driver distraction was the cause of 18 percent of all fatal crashes – with 3,092 people killed – and crashes resulting in an injury – with 416,000 people wounded.”(Federal Communications Commission)
How many of us think that it is ok to text while driving? For myself I once thought that it was ok. I also said to myself that I would never wreck when texting because I am overly careful. However, one day that all changed when a simple text message changed the life of some that I cared about. In 2005 Debra Ford a recent widow with four beautiful children, was driving her car on Georgia interstate 16 with her daughter Stephanie. Also on Interstate 16 that day was (IPC) International Paper Company employee Vanessa McGrogan driving a company-owned car with the cruise control set at 77 mph in a 70 mph zone? According to an eye witness not only was Vanessa McGrogan speeding but was using her cell phone when Vanessa hit Debra’s car. Causing Debra’s car to

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