Using Phones Used While Driving Essay

1559 Words Apr 29th, 2016 7 Pages
Every day, millions of Americans hop in their cars and hit the road. Every day those same millions of American drivers choose to drive distracted. These distractions range from eating a snack, drinking a soda, and even applying make-up. It is common knowledge that the consumption of alcohol is one of the biggest “no-no’s” in todays world. Despite that, it is worth noting that as our technology advances, so does the danger we present as drivers when using our cell phones. Due to my experience as a sales consultant in the phone industry, I hope to shed a light in the dark corners of the phone-on-the-go world. By explaining the who’s and why’s of phones being used while driving, discussing current PSA’s, and the effect the phone has on driver performance, people should realize phones are just as potentially harmful on the road as alcohol.
“In its 100-Car Naturalistic Driving Study, the US Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found use of a wireless device while driving to be the single highest cause of driver inattention contributing to crashes, near crashes, and incidents.” (Cramer, Mayer, Ryan, 181). In this survey as discussed by Cramer, Mayer, and Ryan, it is important to note that although people may know phone use while driving is dangerous, it still seems almost shocking that they specifically found a claim from the US Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that using a wireless phone is the…

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