Essay about Cell Phone Use While Driving

1078 Words Mar 16th, 2016 5 Pages
The remaining five states legislature’s, should issue a ban on cell phone use while driving, because cell phones can cause inattention blindness while driving, you are putting yourself and others around you in danger, and placing a ban on cell phone use while driving is proven to be effective. Did you know that distracted driving comes in three forms? When you are using your cell phone while driving, you’re doing all three types which are manual, visual, and cognitive. Manual distraction is when you are taking your hands off the wheel for even just a split second (Allman 41). An example of this type of distraction is picking your phone up. Many deadly accidents are caused by someone bending down to simply pick up their phone that fell on the floor of the car. Following, is visual distraction which is when you take your eyes off the road to look or glance at something (Allman 41). For instance, looking at a text you got, which is not worth someone’s life. Last but not least, the utmost dangerous type of distraction is cognitive. This is when you are looking, but your mind is not focused on the road or your surroundings (Allman 44). A prime example of this is talking on the phone while driving. You’re more focused on your conversation than driving. With all these issues that a cell phone can cause only five states have refused to place a ban on this bad habit. Those five states are Missouri, Texas, Arizona, Mississippi, and Montana (Allman 74). Cell phones are proven to…

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