Using Cell Phones While Driving Easier Essay

1178 Words Jul 7th, 2015 null Page
Over the past few years, the number of car wrecks that involve cell phones has greatly increased. There are many new technologies called “hands-free” devices that make using cell phones while driving easier. They do help to keep people from typing but the majority of the time people are still paying more attention to their phones and not the road. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) did some research in 2014 and said, “[e]ach day in the United States, more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,153 people are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a distracted driver.” While the main concern is texting, it is not the only way cell phones are being used. There are many different types of social media that, mostly teenagers, are able to access while driving like Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. People use their cell phones every day and think it is okay to use them while driving and are unaware of how dangerous and even deadly it can be. Adults use their phones while driving, but it is more common to see wrecks involving teenagers. Today, almost every teenager has a new smartphone that has all the new apps and technologies that are fun and tempting to access while driving. As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported, “In 2009, 12 percent of distracted drivers involved in fatal crashes were teens 15 to 19 years old.” Teenagers are so involved with all the different types of social media and are on it so often that it’s not…

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