Cell Phone Argument Essay

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The first cell phone can be traced back over forty years ago. Created by Martin Cooper, an employee for Motorola on April 3rd of 1973, the first commercial cell phone was born. It didn’t have all the bells and whistles it would come to have today. Mr. Cooper couldn’t imagine just how far his invention would go, or how much technology would change and transform the world.Standing on Sixth Avenue between 53rd and 54th street in the big city of New York, Mr. Cooper made the first of what would be billions of calls from the first cell phone. Over the last four decades, cell phones have advanced to exceptionally clever phones. Cell phones can do exceedingly more nowadays than make mere calls. In fact, cell phones are hardly used for talking anymore. …show more content…
They argue that a cell phone is not the distraction, but the person who uses it in the most inopportune time is the real distraction. It’s equivalent to the dangerous gun argument. Is it the gun that’s dangerous, or the person who chooses to use it in a dangerous way? Just as the cell phone argument, these questions are left up to the debater. Making the argument simply requires one to support it with relative and factual data. Oddly, before cell phones decreased in size to a hand help device, they were designed to accessorize cars.Known as the “Bag Phone,” these phones were popular in the early 80’s. There is little data to support claims of distraction while driving. Although these phones did not have the capabilities smart phones have, still they were available to drivers even while driving. However, these phones were not readily available to everyone, which may contribute to the low risk of distraction. In this century, nearly everyone has a cell phone. Furthermore, advances in technology has sky rocketed causing the cell phone to become more than just a phone. The more the technology grew, the more dangerous the …show more content…
These facts are relative because they impact not just the distracted driver, but the victims of distracted drivers. Many innocent, rules to the road following bystanders are often at the tragic end to a distracted driver. Sadly, victims of distracted drivers suffer because of the driver’s choice to be distracted by the cell phone, not because the phone was sitting there and someone caused it to ring. The smart phone itself did not cause these tragic accidents, but the user who decided to use it during the most inopportune time. Driving is already a dangerous activity and it requires skills, full attention, and limited

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