Free Essays on Cell Phone Distraction

  1. Persuasive Essay—Cell Phones and Driving

    Persuasive Essay—Cell phones and driving Suzy Campbell Title Balancing my coffee on my left leg, eating a donut with my right hand, using my cell phone with my left hand, driving with my right knee and having a conversation with a friend at the same time are surprisingly enough all legal, as long...

  2. No Cell Phones While Driving

    No Cell Phones while Driving Kirk K. Ronolo COMM/215 July 10, 2012 Han Nee Chong Wester No Cell Phones while Driving In today's world of advanced wireless technology, it is very uncommon for someone not to own a cell phone. In fact as of August 2011, 83% of American adults own cell phones. (Smith...

  3. Impact of Mobile Phones

    Most school administrations regard cell phone use as disruptive and distracting, and have implemented policies that prohibits using them on school grounds. Cell phones are a disruption in school. Text messaging can be used to cheat on tests. Students who are text messaging are not able to give full attention...

  4. Driving Under the Influence of Cell Phones

    effects of cell phone usage on driving performance. Driving while using a cell phone has become an important topic today due to its multiple effects on driving performance, like similarities of low cognitive functioning compared to driving under the influence (DUI) and the illegality of certain cell phone...

  5. Talking on the Cell Phone While Driving Is Not Like Drunk Driving

    Cellular phones, for most people today, are a necessity in our lives. People take their phones everywhere they go. These days, phones have gotten even more complex and we use them as a means for communication by voice, text, sound, and video. Because cell phones are considered such a necessity by many...

  6. defensivedcnfm,

    it. Distractions can be a challenge for a motor vehicle driver. Each driver is surrounded by many distractions, and these can be found inside the car or outside of it. While monitoring a motor vehicle, a driver is challenged with today’s electronic devices and technology. Today, cell phones play a...

  7. Booo

    September 2015 Cell Phones Are Dooming Us Our world is full of ingenious technology. Cell phones enable users to have access to thousands of resources and connect with anybody, at any time. The list of technology is limitless, however cell phones are the most widely owned and used. Cell phones have infatuated...

  8. Yes I Would Like

    # Cell phones are expensive. An average phone can cost anywhere from $200 to $500. Then a plan could be needed for frequent users of their phone. There are many available like TXT2000, Talker 60, Best Mate, TXTer, and many others that make having a phone seem much cheaper than it actually is. These...

  9. Cell Phone over Use

    practical mobile phone for hand-held use was developed by Martin Cooper of Motorola, and put to use for the first time on April 3, 1973. Obviously since then the cell phone pandemic has grown wildly out of control. Today more than 230 Million Americans aged 13 and up use cell phones. In fact, 15% of...

  10. Word Without Cell Phones

    telephone. In the last decade or so, cell phones have gotten smaller and smaller, as well as larger in popularity. It is difficult to go anywhere without seeing a person on a cell phone, or using a cell phone in some fashion. Contrary to popular belief, cell phones are not a "god-send" in my opinion,...

  11. Driving Ticket Paper

    commute. Teenagers are not always risk because of their actions alone, however. One problem more prominent for teenagers than adults is peer distractions. People in the backseat yelling or singing (or some who can’t tell the difference), passing drinks -legal beverages of course- to and from other...

  12. Eng 135- Week 3 Project proposal

     Can technology prevent use of cell phones while driving? Simon Tutu Mutasingwa DeVry University, North Brunswick, NJ Can technology prevent use of cell phones while driving? The purpose of a proposal is to highlight standout ideas, and to do so in a manner that can convince an audience...

  13. Cell Phones? Seriously?

    The issues involving cell phones has been a popular topic amongst scholars for many years. I really, really like cell phones. While much has been written on its influence on contemporary living, its influence on western cinema has not been given proper recognition. It is an unfortunate consequence of...

  14. speech

    February 20, 2015 Why banning the use of cell phones while driving should be mandatory We are very fortunate to live through this era where science and technology have completely altered the lives of human beings. Things that could only be imagined earlier have now turned into reality. Earlier, our...

  15. children should not have cell phones

     Children Should Not Have Cell Phones 5/8/12 In today’s world, children want to grow up faster and faster. Kids want to be like their older brother or sister. They want to be like the people they see on television. There is an extreme desire for materialistic items by a majority of the population...

  16. teting while driving

    Psy363 Ao1 cognitive psychology Cell phone use while driving Policy proposal Instructor Atchison Sabrina brown M5_a1 INTRODUCTION: Cell phone usage are reported as crash risk, unsafe driving habit and dispositions: The purpose of researching was...

  17. Importance of Cell Phone in Society

    The Impact of Cell Phones on the Society. Even thought we all use cell phones in today’s society at anytime from every location in the world, it is a fact that the cell phones can impact on our life very negatively. The cell phone seems to be an addiction and a big social problem today. Some major causes...

  18. The History and Evolution of Cell Phone

    Many of the early cell phones were considered to be “car phones,” as they were too large and cumbersome to carry around in a pocket or purse. However, in 1983, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x arrived on the market. Though huge by today’s standards, it was considered the first truly mobile phone because it was...

  19. Ban Cell Phone Use While Driving

    Ban Cell Phone Use While Driving Amber R. Muniz Kaplan University Ban Cell Phone Use While Driving      A cell phone wielding driver weaving in and out of traffic and drifting across lanes, because they are completely distracted by the device in their hand, may be all too familiar. When...

  20. Cell Phones

    February, 2013 Bad Connections Christine Rosen argues in “Bad Connections” that the use of cell phones in public areas has created negative effects in the social sphere. Personally I believe that the use of cell phones in a social area can be acceptable, but only when the individual absolutely needs to use...

  21. Cell Phones and Social Graces

    Cell Phones & Social Graces” Have you ever been driving down the street and noticed a driver using his/her cell phone while driving? In the article “Cell Phones & Social Graces” written by Charles Fisher, examples were given of people using their cell phones in a rude fashion. People using...

  22. Cell Phones While Driving

    Research Paper Driving Under the Influence: Cell Phones According to Illinois Transportation Secretary Ann L. Schneider, texting and driving can be as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol. The effects of drinking and driving are well-known throughout the country, but the negative effects...

  23. Cell Phones

    When cell phones first became available to the public in 1984 they were big black and bulky (weighing two pounds), they were also very expensive, the first cell phone sold for $3,995. Eight years later, in 1991, Motorola designed a smaller phone called the MicroTac Lite with a reduced cost of one thousand...

  24. A Call to Action

    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...

  25. Driving Under the Influence of a Cell Phone

    Driving Under the Influence of a Cell Phone Dameatrius McCreary, age 5 was killed when he was hit by a driver that had reached down to pick up a ringing cell-phone that had fallen to the floor of the car. Dameatrius had just gotten off a school bus that was dropping him off. The school bus was...

  26. Cell Phones Do More Harm Than Good

    Cell phones pose dangerous threat when being used while driving. When people use cell phones on the road, they threatened the life of not only themselves, but also others around them. Many may think that sending a text message or calling someone while driving once or twice can’t hurt. However, researchers...

  27. The Effectiveness of Prohibiting the Use of Cell Phones While Driving

    Daniel Lizama ENG 102 March 2, 2013 The Effectiveness of Prohibiting the Use of Cell Phones While Driving The use of cell phones while driving causes the driver to be distracted. “According to Major Huxtable, cell phone use can distract a driver’s attention from traffic and road conditions” (Wisconsin...

  28. Safer with Cell Phones?

    feel safer having cell phones. The research reveals that carrying a cell phone can amp up risk-taking, particularly among women. (LiveScienc.com 2008) I found this statement very interesting simply because I’m a women and I always carry a cell phone. I feel safer having my cell phone, however I don’t...

  29. Using Cell Phone in High School

    having Cell Phones in High Schools Cell-phone use is becoming more and more common among students. According to CTIA-The Wireless Association, 79% of teenagers (about 17 million) have a mobile device. This has created problems in schools all over the country, which now face the daily distractions of students...

  30. Cell Phones: Benefit or Nuisance

    Sir/Madam, Cell phones have become such an integral part of our lives that it is hard to imagine surviving without one. However it does raise the question, are they beneficial or a nuisance? Cell phones cause distractions. This is what makes so many problems in our society, using a cell phone while driving...

  31. Why Banning the use of cell phone should be mandatory nationwide Outline

    Running Header: Why Banning the use of cell phone should be mandatory nationwide. 1 Why Banning the use of cell phones should be mandatory nationwide Terri Cheek Ashworth College Why Banning the use of cell phone should be mandatory nationwide ...

  32. Banning Cell Phone Use While Driving

    WHY BANNING THE USE OF CELL PHONES WHILE DRIVING SHOULD BE MANDATORY NATIONWIDE 11/27/2013 According to a study done by The National Highway Traffic Safety Association (www.nhtsa.gov/content/get-the-facts/facts-and- statistics.html) 95% of car accidents occur because of a distracted driver, of that...

  33. Cell Phone in the 20th Century vs Landine Phone

    Cell Phone in the 20th century vs. Landline Phone Phones are important because we rely on them to communicate with other people. Although a cell phone can’t give you a crisp, crystal clear connection as a landline phone. A landline phone is a device that we plug into the outlets of our homes...

  34. Hydrogen Vehicle

    Using Cell Phones While Driving Should Be Prohibited in B.C. The use of cell phone is a common phenomenon in the modern society. With the development and advancement of technology, more and more people rely on using cell phones because people use cell phones while driving for their convenience...

  35. Vehicle Distraction Laws

    Vehicle Distraction Laws Most car accidents these days result from careless drivers losing focus on the road in front of them. Simple activities such as conversation with passengers, eating or drinking, reading, grooming, adjusting the radio, or working a navigation system while operating a vehicle...

  36. Cell Phones

    WHY THE USE OF CELL PHONES WHILE DRIVING SHOULD BE BANNED NATIONWIDE There are so many distractions already in the world today, that a cell phone should be the last on the list. A cell phone is so common in this day and time, it is more common than a watch. Smart phones, cell phones, and even small...

  37. Texting and Driving Should Be Banned in the United States

    communication among teens and young adults. While cell phones are a great form of communication it is also known for causing distractions, especially while driving. Texting and driving should be banned in the United States because it causes distractions, it increases your chances of being involved in a...

  38. Texting and Driving 8

    telephones are fast becoming an important factor in highway safety. Even though they make our lives easier in many ways, like checking our email, receiving phone calls, sending text messages, listening to music, going on the Internet, and taking pictures, all at our fingertips, they are also very dangerous when...

  39. cell phones

    First, cell phones are impersonal and rather anti-social. If a kid were using their phone to text during class all the time, they would not need to be as good at actually talking to others, which would degenerate social skills, which are very important in life for jobs, creating good family relationships...

  40. Cell Phones not Allowed in School

    Why Cell Phones Should not be Allowed in a School Setting Cell phones have become a part of every day life and a major part in society. The number of children and teenagers who own a cell phone has increased dramatically, as well as the functions of the phone. Now, one can send pictures, record...

  41. Driven to Distraction

    to Distraction Question: In the article “Driven to Distraction” the author gives many options and ideas on how the government and the population should make the roads safer. Based on the reading, which way or ways to you think are the best ideas to limit the number of people using cell phones and...

  42. Cell Phines Chould Not Be Allowed in School

    ABSTRACT Cell phones are wireless phones that most people use now. First they used the home phone which is still used in different countries in the world. In 1834 a man named Michael Faraday, was studying if space could conduct electricity and he came with the idea to develop the cell phone. Cell phones...

  43. Cell Phone Effect

     The Cell Phone Effect Smart phones a local and national phenomenon. It has added another social avenue for teens and adults that not only give them information but entertainment as well. Media, like pictures and music, are sent in seconds to those we want to share it with. Even short...

  44. Objection to Cellphone Use

    instrument is spotted nestling close to the ear and suddenly the mystery of curious postures and odd behavior is cleared. After all it is only the mobile phone !! In good old pre-mobile days life was leisurely , adventurous and free, Mobiles have reduced intimacy and person to person communication .People...

  45. Cell Phones on Campus

    Cell Phones on Campus As technology is developing quickly nowadays, more and more new inventions appear in people’s lives. Some of these inventions have become very popular and important for people; cell phone is a good example. In the article, “Cell Phone: A Convenience, a Hazard, or Both?” by Jane...

  46. Cell Phones Banned in School

    14 November 2013 Banning Cell Phones in School...It’s Serious Now The usage of cell phones has skyrocketed by millions since its discovery in the 1990s. Cell phones provide an easy way for people to stay in contact with each other; the problem with that is the fact that many people, especially children...

  47. Cell Phones are Dangerous

     Cell Phones are dangerous Cell phones have consistently evolved both in function and design ever since Dr.Martin Cooper first invented the wireless handset in 1973. In those days, cell phones were merely used to make calls and store numbers. Contemporarily, the cell phone has evolved into a...

  48. Yosup

    Do teens need cell phones? In today’s world, the simple answer would be yes. The ease of communication that cell phones provide at a provide at a relatively cheap cost makes cell phones invaluable. I’m here today to argue that cell phones are not only disruptive they can be outright dangerous. They interfere...

  49. Many of Todays Drivers

    people don’t realize how important driving is, and how dangerous it can be. One small distraction can cause a huge car accident that could be potentially fatal. Indeed, many of today’s drivers have faced these distractions. There were 43,200 deaths on traffic crashes in 2005. Many car accidents result in...

  50. Persuasive

    Should cell phone use be allowed in high schools during class? In some high schools, cell phone use is allowed wherever you go. In some schools, students are only allowed to use cell phones at lunch and before or after school. In others, students can’t use your cell phone at all. Cell phones are a good...

  51. cell phone while driving

    CELL PHONE USE WHILE DRIVING Cell Phone Use While Driving April 29,2013 Cell Phone Use While Driving It cannot be denied that science and technology have been instrumental in helping us in our daily lives, especially with regards to the way we socialize with each other. Technology has inherently...

  52. Second Point

    percent of people in the United States owned a cell phone (Askville). That is over two hundred and fifty Americans with cellular capabilities. From 1997 through 2007, that number quadrupled. Approximately four point six percent of people own cell phones globally (cnet). The National Highway Traffic...

  53. Use of Cell Phones Should Be Banned

    The notion of use of cell phone while driving is an anti-social activity because it puts the lives of the driver and others at risk. It is a huge responsibility to drive a car and one which should not be taken for granted because it is associated with the lives of others. Such a responsibility is treated...

  54. age of exploration

    check their cell phones every six minutes, which is 150 times a day.Would it hurt to take a break from cellphones to learn? What if a teacher walks in the classroom and saw students texting or playing games? How would she/he feel? Schools should ban cell phones because, they are a distraction, students...

  55. cell phone use

    and Plan “Should regulations regarding the use of cell phones while driving be standardized?” On December 13th 2011, the National Transit Safety Board called for a complete ban on cell phone use while driving, arguing that even hands-free phone use was distracting and dangerous. However, two weeks...

  56. Are Cell Phone Dangerous

    Patricia Merlino Are Cell Phones’ Dangerous (Cell Phone Distractions) Critical Thinking- Philosophy 210 Professor Bass June 10, 2012 Are you sick and tired of having your life endangered by drivers who feel they are too important to put their phones down and pay attention to what is going on...

  57. Cell

    Cell phones have become very common in our society. Everywhere you look you will see someone with a cell phone. It has turned into a way of life for some, and for those people it has become a total distraction out on the road. There are some states however that are trying to make this distraction not...

  58. Pussuasive Speech

    WBBM Radio's Web site on April 2, 2008, White wants the state to pass a law prohibiting people from walking across the street while using a cell phone, Ipods, blackberries or any electronic devices. 2. NBC5.com Stated on April 3rd, 2008, that a bill along dose lines has been introduced...

  59. Cell Phone Safety

    Cell phone safety would seem largely a matter of common sense. Pay attention, watch the road and you’ll arrive safely. But researchers who have been studying cell phone-related accidents since the 1990s say there are some surprising ways in which wireless phones endanger drivers, passengers and pedestrians...

  60. Cell Phone Malpractice

    Cell Phone Malpractice There are many new inventions that have helped to advance our society and had an effect on the American family. Since the invention of the cell phone people no longer have to rely on payphones, mail, or even traveling. This, in return, leaves people with a lack of ability to...