Cell Phones Use While Driving Statistics Essay

1361 Words Jul 20th, 2015 null Page
Today the world is consumed by technology, particularly cell phones. Take a look around; there will be someone glued to his or her cell phone disconnected from the real world. The Richest website claims, “The average person checks their cell phone 110 times per day” (“Ten Terrifying Statistics”). If a person checks their cell phone 110 times per day, that is approximately nine times per hour. Imagine what people lose from being attached to their cell phones, and what they could gain if it was put away. According to Edgar Snyder and Associates, “Answering a text message takes away [from the driver’s] attention for about five seconds. Traveling about 55 [miles per hour], that’s long enough to travel the length of a football field.” (“Cell Phone Use While Driving Statistics”) Just a short amount of time has the ability to cause remarkable damage. It is simply not worth taking five seconds to look down at a cell phone that can wait. Cell phones have the ability to cause health problems, injury or fatalities in car accidents, addiction, and cause extreme social issues. Cell phones are extremely convenient, with a touch of a button the user can be connected to a social media site, send a message to a friend, or even call. Although cell phones are so convenient, they also require the constant use of hands that could lead to chronic pain overtime (Borreli). Unfortunately it is not only adults who are addicted to cell phones, American teens are too. Constant use of a cell phones…

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