Have you ever been on the highway and witnessed a tragic accident? I’m sure most of you probably have, you just don’t know what the cause of it was. When most people hear about recent car crashes. They automatically think of accidents that include drinking and driving. However, people do not know that the majority of accidents today, are caused by being on the phone while they are driving.
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
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.
With the rising laws and law enforcement presence, there are less ways to get away with using handhelds. As I am part of the population that is terrified by drivers who text and drive. I can only hope laws become stricter, restricting cell phone use as a
One out of 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving and that 's just in the United States! Sending text messages while driving distracts the driver from the main task which is driving the car safely. There are many solution to using your phone while driving and some of them are silencing the phone while driving to avoid any temptations to respond to a text or call, turn off the phone completely, or put the phone on the trunk of the vehicle. One solution to using a cell phone while driving would be to silence the phone completely.
Are cell phones the real problem, or is it just the driver? When the brain tries to multitask, it cannot focus on everything at once. Multitasking is impossible which is why talking on the phone and driving can be so dangerous. The National Safety Council says, “1 in 4 car accidents happen
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.
FINES + COINS INSERTED - COST OF ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM Another example of traffic offense is speeding .By enforcing a legal maximum on the speed one can reduce the deaths and injuries caused by speeding of the vehicles. This would cause inconvenience to many as 1. Additional time spent in travelling 2.Additonal fuel consumption 3. Pleasure and 4.diversion of economic activity due to slowing of traffic. Hence important to balance and work put an optimal level of speed which would minimise cost and reduce accidents .Tullock pointed out that no one has performed these calculations due to the unwillingness to put a value on deaths and injuries as to be compared to the material costs of delay.
"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
When an induvial is distracted while driving they are endangering their own safety and the safety of others around them. When drivers decide to divert their attention from the road this is called distracted driving and that is against the law. The fact is that cell phone manufacturers can’t tell users what they can and can’t do with their devices. Cell phones makes our lives generally easier, they allow us to be accessible at any moment in time and in place around the world. And, it’s truly sad to say that there is a high percentage of individuals that use their cellphones while driving.