We all see the commercials about people that get in a crash and die from using their cellphones while driving. Although most drivers feel that they are to good of drivers and that could never happen to them. Many drivers still do this without thinking of the outcome of this foolish act. Driving and using cellphone or handheld device kills many drivers each day. Some states are making it illegal to using this device while driving. I fully agree with this law and it should be applied in all states in the United States. This law will make driver safer and the road safe too. Although many experienced drivers feel that they can drive and be on their device at the time. However it is impossible to give your full attention to the road while on your device. It doesn 't …show more content…
In this generation many teens have cellphones and glued to them. In school, at mall, and even driving, teens always have their phones no madder where they go. This could especially dangerous because most teens don 't have much experience driving. Also many teens like to go out with friends and give rides out; being on their phone while driving could very dangerous to the passengers in the car. A law banning drivers using their cellphone while operating a vehicle would make the driver and the passengers inside the car safe too. Drivers that use their devices while driving are very dangerous to others too. One driver being careless can endanger other drivers on the road or pedestrians on the street. Good drivers that have full attention on driving and not their devices could be a part of the accident which involves a driver who wasn 't. Also in neighborhoods and places like that which have kids playing in the streets or people walking, a car crash could fatal for them. A distracted drivers can easily take a life of a poor little girl or boy just because of their lack of focus to stay off there devices. Drivers using the devices while driving will make the road unsafe for drivers and
These cell phones are a huge cause of many car accidents. Americans using their cell phones to text, call, or surf the internet while driving is the cause of up to about 80% of accidents (TextingnDriving par 1). So many people are seen using their phones while driving it is becoming impossible for police to gain control over the issue. People should not text and drive because, by altering their concentration it can result in dangers to themselves
Further, Texas legislature have been trying to file a bill for smartphones being banned while driving. It is our responsibility as drivers to make sure that we are paying attention to the road at all times. Cell phones are a distraction and as a society it shouldn 't be allowed being used while driving because it causes unavoidable accidents. Representative Tom Craddick said “distracted driving is an epidemic in Texas and we must pass a law to address this life-threatening habit.” Texas is one of the only four states that doesn’t have a statewide law on cell phones and driving.
As of January 2012, 9 states plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands will have banned all drivers from using handheld cell phones while driving and 34 states plus the District of Columbia and Guam will have banned drivers from text messaging. Laws for novice drivers are even more stringent, with 30 states plus the District of Columbia banning novice drivers from using cell phones and 41 states plus the District of Columbia banning novice drivers from texting while driving. It is likely more states will adopt some form of legislation targeting drivers’ cell phone use and/or texting in the future. Americans, when polled, are usually strongly in favor of laws curbing using cell phones while
How to Fight Distracted Driving by Lianna Thompson Safer roads is a goal that virtually everyone benefits from since we all share the road infrastructure. However this goal of safe roads can be difficult since there are many circumstances that can put drivers in dangerous situations. But perhaps the one that has gotten the most attention as of late is the issue of distracted driving. There have been countless attempts in order to help stop this issue, yet it still remains one of the leading causes of auto accidents.
The Texas lawmakers heatedly debated whether to ban texting while driving, which resulted in 102-40 for the ban. (Barnett) People seem to use the excuse of their unalienable rights to keep on losing themselves while driving instead of paying attention to whatever is ahead of them. That is also the reason why texting while driving is increasing the crash rates even outside of Texas, as you can see stated in "90+ Texas Cities are Hands-Free / Ban Texting and Driving", "In 2013 alone, 3,154 people in the U.S. were killed in
Most likely people who are texting while driving can get into an accident. So, it’s important for drivers to put down any device that distracts them and focus on driving. Per the article, 18-year-old Brooke Miranda Huges and her 19-year-old passenger were both killed. “She was also live-streaming on Facebook when a tractor-trailer slammed into the back of her Suzuki Forenza on a Pennsylvania highway.” Also, statistics say, “660,000 number of drivers in the U.S. using cell phones while driving right now
It makes all drivers 23 times more likely to be involved in an accident. 2. It is estimated that at least 23% of all car accidents each year involve cell phone use , that’s 1.3 million crashes. 3. Taking your eyes off
Texting and driving has caused many deaths among teens and others, and many families grieve every day, wishing that the worst action anyone can do while driving to become illegal. In the year 2009, 5,500 people died in texting and driving related accidents (Johnson, 2012). From then the numbers only go up because of the growth of technology. Since the issue has grown and causing more and more problems, laws need to change and become stricter to fit the new forms of
States have the opportunity to lead the way in saving lives by making it illegal to use a cell phone while driving. This would help to reduce the number of accidents caused by distracted driving. Distracted driving has become a deadly problem, according to the National Highway Safety Administration, over 3,000 deaths were caused by distracted driving in 2021. This is pretty alarming and needs to be addressed in order to make our roads safer. Although some people think states should not make it illegal to use hand held cell phones while driving, others understand that states should make it illegal to use hand held phones while driving because it would lead to reduced risk of injury and death, and it would reduce property damage.
I think the New Law, texting while driving, is a good idea, because more people are to get in to car accidents. A lot of people today are dying and/or wounded because of people who aren’t considerate of other people while driving. People text when they drive, or they will call someone, and they will be looking blankly outside. I feel if there is a law against texting, then more and more people are less likely to do it. So, if a person is texting while driving, then they are pulled over and given a ticket.
I. Why banning the use of cell phones while driving should be mandatory nationwide. A. To convince the public why cell phones should be banned while driving. B. To show the dangers and results of distracted driving. C. Distracted driving is any activity that takes away a person’s attention from driving.
There are many risk that comes with distracted driving although not all end in a horrific results most accidents are lethal. The government realized the threat and accident percentage was rising so they are trying to ban CellPhone use while driving . Although cell phones have not been around for a very long time, they have become a key part of our lives. People use their cell phones for just about everything such as: texting, talking, social media etc.
All these distraction can lead up to a collision. 1. Implementing someone to not use his or her cell phone while driving will make you a hero because you stopped someone from the possibility of getting into a car collision. 2.
Since the early 2000 's, cell phone related car crashes have increased in number. Talking, texting, or merely glancing at a cell phone while being behind the wheel is a dangerous distraction while going 70, 50, or even 20 miles per hour. This is why I think that driving while using a handheld cellphone should be illegal. Talking on a cellphone is just as dangerous as texing, though some motorists would disagree, saying that talking on a cellphone is not as dangerous as texting, but they are very wrong. When a driver is concentrating on a conversation, they pay less attention to what is going on around them in favor of the voice in their ear.