Essay on Use Of Cell Phones While Driving

1113 Words Apr 26th, 2016 5 Pages
The use of cell phones while driving has continued to increase as phones become more enticing. With the advancement of technology, the numerous features, and apps that a person can use on a cell phone makes it even harder to disconnect while driving (Borgard). When people use their cell phones it not only puts themselves but others around them in danger too; pedestrians, passengers and other drivers on the road. Using cell phones while driving is a divisive topic that has led to many states passing laws that ban the use of cell phones while driving. Oregon is no exception. Having laws that ban cell phone use is not enough to deter people from using their cell phones while driving.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2011, a survey by National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS) stated that there were “approximately 660,000 drivers that used cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010.” In 2011, there were 270 million cellphone subscribers compared to 254 million registered vehicles; my age group is the newly licensed drivers that will contribute to these statistics (“Cell Phones While Driving”). In 2013, 10 percent of all drivers between15-19 years old involved in fatal crashes were reported as being distracted at the time of the crashes; compared to other age groups, this was the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted (“Stop Texts”). Inexperienced drivers…

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