Cell Phone Use In Public Places Essay

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Have you ever stood in line behind someone at the grocery store who stay on their phone the entire time? They never hang up, at times they don’t even acknowledge the cashier who is checking them out. This is an occurrence that happens often. There are people who fail to recognize certain behavior as rude, especially when it comes to using their cell phone. Cell phone use in public places has become a normal part of society. Cell phone users should consider those around when using their phones to avoid being rude, disruptive or dangerous. Cell phones are comparable to carrying around small computers. Not only can you use them to make a call or text, you have the availability to play games, read books, take videos or pictures, and even listen to music all with the touch of a screen. People become consumed in their phones. There was a recent news article about the possibility of installing red and green lights in the corners of sidewalks so that while people are walking and looking down at their phones they won’t walk into traffic. Having a lack of respect for individuals that you …show more content…
The rise of cellphone use by drivers has increased the number of auto accidents there are. There are now laws in place in most states against texting and driving. Some cities have even made hands free driving a law, so unless you have a Bluetooth radio you would be breaking law if you are just talking on the phone. It is obvious that texting is distracting the driver leading to a dangerous scenario. While talking on the phone, though your eyes be on the road you are most likely not fully aware of your surroundings. People have started driving with their ear buds in which doesn’t allow the driver to be aware of noises around them, quite specifically sirens. When you are unaware of sirens you don’t move out of the way fast enough, or make a quick jerk reaction which can cause an

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