Cell Phone Use While Driving Essay

730 Words Dec 12th, 2014 3 Pages
“Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55 mph, that’s enough time to travel the length of a football field blindfolded.” Many people don’t realize how risky texting and driving or talking on their cell phone and driving can be. Cell phone use while driving should be prohibited at all times for the following reasons; first of all it is a very distracting action, taking your eyes off the road is dangerous, and it’s not worth the risk. To begin with, cell phone use while driving is a very distracting action. First of all driving is something that requires our full attention. Many of us don’t realize how distracted we are when using our cell phones until we look up from our screens. That’s when we notice that we are swerving to one side too much, speeding or slowing down, or that we are very close to the car in front of ours. Sometimes we are distracted when we are at a stop sign or red light. Moreover, we get lost in our own little world while we are talking or texting the person who is on the other side of their cell phone, and then we are brought back to reality by the sound of a blaring horn from the car behind us. In addition, talking and texting has a much greater effect on our minds than we think. We are concentrating on the person who we are communicating with, choosing the words we speak, or concentrating on the letters we are pressing to text, completely oblivious to most things around us.

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