Technology has become more and more important throughout the decades. Humans have become more and more dependent on technology in their everyday lives, primarily using technological devices, like cell phones, for communication with friends and family. Most people, especially teenagers, carry a cell phone with them for most of each day. Unfortunately, people have become so devoted to their cell phones, they would distract themselves when they are driving on the road, causing extreme damage and increasing irrelevant casualties. That is why interacting with cell phones or other communication devices while driving should be illegal.
Distracted driving is extremely common in youth. Kids do not understand the dangers of distracted driving. That is why I believe we should have an app on our phones, that when you get into a car the phone powers down. The risk of dying is not worth one text. Yet kids in today's world do not see the risks or possibilities that can come out of it.
Self-driving cars could pick you up and drop you off safely without any problems from other drivers, but humans have a way to communicate with each other while driving: they make eye contact, nod, and wave to another person to go. Richtel and Dougherty also point out how the drivers make silent agreements on who’s turn it is to go, but they say, “ ‘Where are the eyes in an autonomous vehicle?’ he added…” (Line 59). How would a self-driving vehicle know whose turn it is to go?
Today in our fast- paced world, young people think it is a must to send a text or use a cellphone while driving. Every year our highways are introduced to new and inexperienced teenage drivers who are taking the wheel by themselves, when they become of driving age. Many do not recognize the difficulty involved in trying to drive and text or use a cell. On the other hand, some feel they have very busy schedules and texting, unfortunately while driving, is necessary to connect with others, be it loved ones or business related. Our highways are dangerous in and of themselves because of the number of vehicles and drivers on the roadways, poor roads and weather conditions, therefore adding any other distractors more than triple the dangers.
Some people believed that curfews would not have help the greasers, but extra people believe that it would help them. All around the world parents have to deal with misbehaving children, but curfews can fix that. According to parents in the article “Are Public Curfews Fair?”, its states that there should be no law about curfews,
Gun control will infringe upon the right to self-defense and deny citizens a sense of safety, and lastly, criminals will find their own means to obtain weapons illegally regardless of what laws are set in
Although you are cautious, it always ends up being the other person on the road. This research paper will explain the History, the Effects, and Solutions to distracted driving. Distracted driving has been a big problem for a while but the big question everyone wants to know about is, “how do people get distracted while driving ?” Well you are about to find out now, there are many ways people could get distracted while driving.
Turning a phone all the way off there is no way the phone could distract the driver. If the phone is off, nothing can ring or distract the driver enough to pick up the phone. Even if the driver were to pick up the phone, nothing would happen if it was
Each year, drivers who use cell phones cause 1.6 million car accidents and nearly 330,000 injuries. Considering that cell phones are one of the greatest items to happen, it makes things easier to accomplish without having to do much effort, communicating with anyone around the world, but there should be a limit when it could endanger other people’s lives. It is not only the phones that drivers are distracted by, it is also foods, drinks, conversing, and listening to loud music. Someone can lose their life all because of a simple act such as texting and taking a selfie while driving. There are numerous cases that involve a person getting hurt or worse, killed, because there was a driver being distracted.
Most states are taking this threat seriously and imposing laws to make using your phone while driving, illegal. Texting while driving is an enormous irresponsibility. When driving you 're taking everyone on the roads life in your hands, not only your own. People think "I 'm only looking down for a second.", but it only takes a
A highly effective approach to the problem of distracted driving is to make its penalties as severe as DUI penalties. This dangerous driving behavior, which has become a national pandemic, refers to objects or activities (either internal or external) that cause a diversion in the driver’s attention. As a result, the driver switches focus to a non-driving activity—such as using a cellphone, eating a meal, or looking at a billboard. The current fine imposed by the State of California for using electronic devices behind the wheel is only $20, the lowest in the country, for a first-time offense (Bundy and Raja,1). Contrast that with a first-time DUI offender who faces a six-month jail time and a heavy fine of up to $3,000.
When one thinks of a public health issue, often times individuals immediately think of topics revolving around certain diseases or areas of health that are difficult to counteract such as obesity, smoking, or eating healthy. However, public health issues not only involve areas that affect the biological side of ones health, but also the overall well being of others lives, including life and death. These lives are not affected directly due to specific genetics or actions caused by other biological affects but due to the physical actions and habits of others and ones self. This is recognized in the public health issue of distracted driving, specifically texting and driving. Through the increased concern of texting and driving, individuals are