Listening On Music While Driving Essay

1572 Words Feb 3rd, 2016 7 Pages
Many people enjoy listening to music in the car, and a large number of those people use earbuds to do so. What a lot of those people do not think about, is when they drive their cars somewhere, and they are listening to music with their earbuds, they are presenting a danger. A lot of teens and new drivers are also out on the roads, yet, since they are learning to drive, they, as well as all drivers, should not be distracted by any music, especially when using earbuds. Listening to music with earbuds while driving is more than just diverting the driver’s attention; the cord could also become tangled, and it could cause drivers to be inattentive. So, even though the current law in Ohio is that people can only drive with one earbud in, it should be illegal to wear any earbuds at all while driving, because people can become distracted by the music in their ears, making them hazardous drivers.
There are many problems that occur when people drive while wearing earbuds. For one, when listening to music the cord from the earbuds would be lying across the driver’s lap and would be loose. This would make it so the cord could tangle up within the driver’s legs, hands, or the steering wheel of the car. Physicists explained how earbuds always turn into a tangled mess, saying that “complex knots often form within seconds.” Since earbud cords are always entangled, what keeps them from becoming tangled within someone’s steering wheel, legs, or hands while driving? Nothing keeps them from…

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