From texting, to calling, to using navigational systems, people are always finding ways to use their mobile while driving on the road. With all of these reasons to take your mind from driving there are obviously consequences to doing those actions. Over two and half million people in the United States are involved in road accidents each year. Of these, 1.6 million of the people had cell phones used. One out of 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving and that 's just in the United States!
First of all, “13,000 lives lost each year due to speeding” and “39% male drivers, age 15 -20 were speeding at the time of their fatal vehicle crash” “(Dangers of Speeding While Driving)”, it’s important to know about this statistics because many people need to give speeding a second thought, they don’t understand what is going on around them, they only care about getting to their destination but often forget about increase risk of getting in a car accident or causing death. As far as defense driving goes, 94% of human’s errors are responsible for all crashes which proves that defensive driving is important if you don’t drive unsafely, it can cause serious crashes, injuries, or even death. With that in mind, “. Drivers cannot control what other people on the road are going to do, so it’s important that they put themselves in a solid position to avoid the consequences of any risky actions others may take” (“The Importance of Defensive Driving and Safety”). Lastly, not following the rules of the road, speeding and misinterpreting the concept of defensive driving can increase the number of car crashes and deaths and put lives at
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.
When driving a vehicle, one is supposed to be diligent and not be distracted to assess the condition of the road. With the widespread use of cellular devices, aka phones and texting, there has been an increase in unnecessary accidents and deaths associated with drivers being distracted by texting while driving. Since common sense is apparently not enough for people to abstain texting while driving, I believe the act should be illegal for the good of the country. One major reason is that when one is distracted by texting while driving, there can be the chance to cause the accident and have loss of life, including the drivers. Another reason, if less important, is if life is not lost in a vehicular accident, there will be some type of damage, whether vehicular or property damage, and that will
People seem to not grasp the concept that texting while driving is dangerous, it does not matter the level of experience or the age. Per the National Highway Traffic Safeway Administration, talking on a cell phone causes nearly 25 percent of car crashes. That statistic directly points to the key fact that texting and driving is a key cause of most accidents on the road. Most people would be quick to the jump to the defense that these people aren’t them and they can do it better or be safer. But a study published by icebike.org refutes that as well.
Distracted driving is one of the biggest epidemic in the world today. What causes the problem is almost everyone who drives having access to a phone or some type of device in their car. Cars today are starting to be fitted with touch screens, which when people use they don’t necessarily see it as a distraction. Answering a call, texting someone, or even changing a song are all forms of distracted driving. “At any given time throughout the day, approximately 660,000 drivers are attempting to use their phones while behind the wheel of an automobile.” (“Texting and Driving Accident Statistics”, n.d).
We have all heard that texting and driving is bad, but can having a conversation be just as bad or even worse? While driving, the brain needs almost full focus in order to drive safely since there are many actions happening at once. When a person talks or texts on a phone, it is taking away focus the brain needs to drive safely, which can lead to a fatal car accident. Over one-million car accidents a year are said to be caused by cell phone distractions. Are cell phones the real problem, or is it just the driver?
The choice is up to you, please choose wisely. I believe that cell phones should be banned while driving because the majority of car crashes are caused by reckless drivers who are distracted by their phones and pay no attention the the road that is ahead of them. Everyday, at least one person will have an accident because they are not paying attention to the road that is ahead of them. It is not safe for a driver to have any distractions
Ryan Dido’s father, Thomas Dydone, had been in the police department of Montgomery Country for about 25 years. His father concluded that the driver of the car had been inexperienced, immature and they had felt they were invincible. More than 4000 teenagers lose their lives every year in the US because of distracted driving. That is why Ray La Hood has concluded, that distracted driving has become an epidemic. He calls it an epidemic because most teenagers and young adults own telephones, and they think that they can text and drive at the same time, which they cannot.
"The use of cell phones for texting has become one of the most prominent digital distractions in modern society." (Texting Distractions). This shows the negative effects of texting Some laws have been passed against texting and driving but it has not done much to stop people from doing it. Texting is a huge distraction that can lead to car wrecks and other
Failing to Yield Failure to yield plays a major part of the drivers’ negligent according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Approximately, 3,000 deadly car accidents occur when a driver makes a quick decision about who has the right of way and when to yield. Roughly 80,000 motorists received a traffic citation when they failed to yield in the year of 2012. The statistics show that more senior citizens receive the most traffic citations than any other age group for failing to yield. Distracted Drivers Kill The first thing a novice driver taught is to keep your eyes on the road.
Cell Phones are a well-known source of distraction for drivers. The impairments associated with using a cell phone behind the wheel are on par with those of drunk driving, and the US National Safety Council has implicated device usage in 26% of all vehicular crashes (Bernstein & Bernstein 1). Distracted driving is a growing public safety hazard, with the number of fatal wrecks increasing each year. Research shows that there is a great need for increasing public awareness of the potential risks associated with cell phones and other devices. Due to the proliferation of text messaging, smart phones, and interactive apps; drivers are more prone to take their eyes off of the road.