A Call to Action
When a cell phone goes off in a classroom, we are irritated to check our phone, but at least our lives are not endangered. When we are on the road, however, irresponsible cell phone users are more than irritating which would cause them to put their lives at risk. Many of us have witnessed drivers so distracted by dialing, chatting, and texting that they are as bad as drunk drivers (or maybe even worse) weaving in between lanes, or nearly running down pedestrians in the crosswalks. There are a number of bills and laws passed to regulate the use of cell phones on the road have been introduced in state legislatures, and the time has come to enforce these laws. Regulation is needed because drivers using phones are seriously impaired and because laws on negligent and reckless driving are not sufficient to punish offenders
Nowadays most traffic deaths are caused by phone cell use. France Bents, an expert on the relation between cell phones and accidents, estimates that nearly between 450 to 1,000 crashes a year have had some connection to cell phone use (Layton C9)
Cell phones are not the cause of death but “phones increase the risk of certain accident characteristics in fatal collisions more than those same characteristics in non-fatal collisions” (Cellular phones and fatal traffic collisions John M Violanti Corresponding) as mentioned in the statement. This mostly affected the teen group. “The distraction potential of infotainment technology stresses the same vulnerabilities that already lead young drivers to crash more frequently than other drivers.” (Technology and teen drivers John D. LeeCorresponding author contact information) What most people can analysis is that cell phones and teens don’t really get along well on the road. “Cell phones, text messaging, MP3 players, and other nomadic devices all present a threat because young drivers may lack the spare attentional capacity for vehicle control and the ability to anticipate and manage...