RIIING RIIING......RIIING RIIING…….. Waiting for the last ring, Julie realized that the line had died, but what she didn’t realize is that a few miles away, the caller had done the same. The issue for the caller was driving while using a cell phone. If you don’t want to end up like this caller, then keep reading to find out how to prevent this. This essay will tell you the dangers of driving while using cell phones.
Drivers using any form of cell phones are dangerous. Tests done by multiple colleges have shown drivers that use cell phones while driving are more likely to cause accidents than drunk drivers. Drivers talking on cell phones are more concentrated on their conversation than their surroundings. Hands free cell phones have been proved to be just as distracting as a handheld cell phone. The real problem is being more focused on the conversation than the road.
Teenage drivers are more likely to crash while using cell phones. Teens are already four times more distractible than other drivers. Cell Phone use by novice drivers has already been banned in eighteen states. In the United States 1 in 4 crash fatalities involve a driver of age 16 to 18. A large issue with this is that teens are also more likely to use cell phones while driving.
Texting while driving is even more dangerous than talking on a cell phone. The technology has changed so that most cell phone users have the ability to text. It’s becoming such a problem that many states are passing legislation to ban drivers from texting. While talking on a cell phone you can at least keep your eyes on the road and at least one hand free, where as text keeps your eyes on the phone and sometimes both hands on the phone. The real problem is that so many people think that they can text while driving without a problem.
Driving while using a cell phone is simply too chancy to risk. Imagine if you were the caller from earlier, and had friends in the car with you. You aren’t just risking...