Cell Phones While Driving Should Be Banned Essay

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In 1981, there was a phone that was able to be carried anywhere, but it was large, thick, and heavy. Later in 2001, technologists invented a new mobile phone- small, light, and clamshell - which is easy to carry everywhere and fit in a pocket. Before this new design, there was not a lot of phone use in cars and therefore, not so many accidents. Six years later, the most popular mobile phone is IPhone by Apple. Many people buy those mobiles because they use social media, Bluetooth, the internet, and apps, listen to music, take better photo, or save documents with other technology. Several people become distracted when they receive messages, calls, or notifications while driving, because they pick up the phone to answer it. Using cell phones while driving should be banned to help decrease accidents, avoid loss of driving privileges, and lessen legal and financial consequences.
Opponents to banning cell phone use while driving believe it is not the only distraction to drivers. In the Drive- Safely homepage, author claims, “The solution isn’t creating laws. If we have laws against texting, why don’t we have laws against the hundreds of other forms of driving distractions (radios, eating food, iPods, reading books, yelling at kids in the back seat, using a laptop, smoking cigarettes, drinking beverages, etc.). What we should do is produce new technologies that makes the practice safer for everyone. Blanketed laws only make things worse” (Rogers). Texting or Talking on the phone…

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