Cell Phones Should Be Allowed While Driving – Agree or Disagree

820 Words Sep 13th, 2012 4 Pages
Stephanie Davis 9/14/12

US. History and Government Ms. Thomas

Cell Phones Should Be Allowed While Driving – Agree or Disagree

In my opinion cell phones should not be allowed while driving. The reason in which I say this is because if you have your cell phone out while driving you can cause injury or death upon both you and/or another individual either in your car or another. While driving you are to pay full attention to the road and where you’re driving to and not the phone it is a distraction. For an example, On July 10, 1998 a male of the age 16 sent his 18 year old brother who was driving home a text message saying to bring home food. Because of that text his brother crashed while in the middle of reading it and died
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You would end up being in a worst off situation if you didn’t have insurance because insurance usually pays for these things but if you don’t have it you would end up paying for these out of your own pocket which would in turn leave u in debt. Nationwide.com also state that 80% of respondents to a survey that was given agree to ban cell phone usage while driving because it is one of the most hazardous things to do and also because they either know or have seen someone get hurt or end up dead because the careless action of being on the phone when you know it can wait. AT&T states that people need to wait because the phone will be there when you get to your destination. SafetyNewsAlert.com says “A national safety organization says that cell phones shouldn’t be used in cars while driving.” Recent studies by Davis Strayer, a psychology professor at the University of Utah, says that in a stimulation test drivers who have .08% alcohol levels were even faster to brake and cause fewer crashes compared to the drivers who were sober but were in use of their cellular phones while driving. Yahoo.com seems to think that “cell phones while driving cause’s high risk of fatal injuries.” I myself seem to agree with this 100% because when you are driving normally you are paying attention to the road but with the distraction of a cell phone you have no idea what is going on around you therefore causing accidents and problems

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