Preventing Distracted Driving

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Distracted driving causes many accidents in the US every years. With being a distracted driving, around “3,154 people are killed in distraction-related crashes and about 424,000 people are injured in crashes involving a distracted driver” (Harper). In what ways can the people develop solutions to prevent distracted driving for teenagers? One way to help prevent distracted driving is to enforce stricter laws for the amount of passengers allowed in a car with a teenage driver. Backseat drivers can cause the most distractions for a driver and also the use of any technology while driving. With the ban on all technology and hands free technology while driving can also help to decrease the amount of distracted driving, which will prevent accidents …show more content…

The ban on hands free technology while driving will allow the decrease of car accidents. While driving, “At any moment 7% of drivers are using cell phones. Thousands of people have died in crashes involving cell phones- including hands free” (“Hands-free Is Not Risk-free”). This statistic shows that 7% of drivers are using cellphones while driving. Thousands of people die in car crashes while using cell phones and even the use of hands free technology. Also, “It found that people talking on hands-free devices drive at faster speeds than those using hand-held device possibly because the hands-free device provides a false sense of security, resulting in a greater incidence of car accidents” ("The Evidence on Hands-free Cell Phone Devices While Driving”).This study that was found shows that people who use hands free technology drive at a faster speed than people who use handheld technology. Therefore this study by researchers at The University of Utah helps to prove that drivers who use hands free devices are more likely to cause car accidents. Hands free technology is just as distracting or even more distracting than the use of regular technology. In fact, “More than 30 studies show hands-free devices are no safer than handheld as the brain remains distracted by the cell phone conversation” “The problem is the brain does not truly multi-task. Just like you can’t read a book and talk on the phone, you can’t safely operate a vehicle and talk on the phone” ("Why Hands-Free Cell Phones Are Not Safer: Safety Council."). This evidence shows that more than 30 studies show that hands-free devices are no safer than handheld technology. Also how the brain can not truly multi-task and that is why hands free technology isn’t truly safe for drivers. Also, “People using hands-free phones were involved in 4,530 crashes,

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