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60 Free Essays on Cell Phone Distraction

  1. No Cell Phones While Driving

    distraction are: visual distraction, manual distraction, and cognitive distraction. Operating a cell phone while driving incorporates all three characteristics of distracted driving and is a major contributor to motor vehicle accidents. (Mallory) Using your cell phone while driving is an accident waiting...

  2. Cell Phones

    nation is based on a democracy and if the people want cell phones banned, it should be outlawed. The majority of the nation agrees that cell phones are a distraction on the road. I, as a driver, too, think that cell phone use while driving is a distraction. Even though I personally don't own a...

  3. Driving Distractions

    risk for distractions. Regardless of age or experience, if a person takes their eyes off the road, the results could be fatal. As previously mentioned, “Laws restricting cell phone use by drivers may be fashionable, but it is not the best way for the government to make roads safer. Eating, leaning...

  4. Chatting to a Distraction

    Chatting to a Distraction (Argumentative Essay) Outline I. Cell Phone Distractions A. visual, mechanical, and cognitive B. conversational distraction drives C. driving performance studies II. Hands-free versus handheld cell phones A. David Strayer's study B. Auto Test Facility study...

  5. Driving Under the Influence of Cell Phones

    (DUI) and the illegality of certain cell phone features. There is a substantial amount of evidence to show the impacting effects of cell phone distractions on driving performance. In order to comprehend how driving while using a cell phone is on the verge of possibly becoming a new form of a DUI...

  6. Banning Cell Phone Use While Driving

    distraction, it’s the conversation itself. The same report states that those who text and drive are eight times more likely to have an accident.www.nhtsa.gov/content/get-the-facts/facts-and- statistics.html) 21% of all fatal car crashes involving cell phone distractions are drivers ages 15 to 19...

  7. Driven to Distraction

    they will crash is equal to that of someone with a .08 blood alcohol level. A 2003 Harvard study estimates that cell phone distractions caused 2,600 traffic deaths every year, and 330,000 accidents that result in moderate or severe injuries. Yet Americans have largely ignored that research...

  8. Cell phones

    Argument: Cell phones play a big role in our societal culture and just about every American owns one. None the less our overreliance on cell phone use is known to be a distraction to some drivers. My question is, to what degree is this distraction worse than others faced while driving? I believe...

  9. The Use of Cellular Devices

    Tyler Cartwright The Use of Cellular Devices 11/20/12 The use of cellular devices is slowly but surely taking over the minds of our people; particularly in American youths. Every person, young and old can be seen on their cellphones throughout his or her day. Cell phones cause distraction in...

  10. Cell Phones and Social Graces

    using their phones in a selfish behavior can cause a careless way of acknowledgement to their surroundings and others. Cell phones can also work as a distraction being forced away from something that needs our outmost attention. Fisher has given examples of social graces of when to use a cell phone in...

  11. Cell Phones Are Dangerious to Your Health

    accidents. Should we ban the use of cell phones while driving and learn to just Hang Up and Drive? Most teens and adults do not truly realize what a distraction is. It is very hard to define what a distraction is while driving a car since it could vary from road signs, bill boards, passengers and a...

  12. Safe Driving Limiting Distractions

    safety of driving and the distractions that interfere with driving safety. There are some certain things that can be done to help limit distractions when driving. Cell phones are one of the highest known distractions that tend to cause car accidents. Technologies that are built in to cars today can...

  13. Hydrogen Vehicle

    response the residents’ desire. The ban of cell phone use while driving is not only for drivers’ safety, but also for passengers’ safety. The article “B.C Still Weighing Cell Phone Road Rules” illustrates that drivers have responsibility to drive absorbedly and to avoid distraction from any vehicle...

  14. Cell Phones: One of Our Technoligies Misused

    driver should be able to put 100% of his or her focus on the road. Cell phones are simply a huge distraction while driving. It is understandable that there are some cases where the use of a cell phone is needed. In these cases, I agree with the author of Yes, Prohibit Their Use, the driver should...

  15. Cell Phone

    takes your focus off of what is happening on the road around you. According to a study conducted by the NHTSA, “Eighty percent (80%) of car crashes and Sixty five percent (65%) of near car crashes are due to some type of cell phone distraction . . .” (Kent par. 3). It is possible to do two things...

  16. Implications of Students in Using Cellphones

    cell phone messages. Both students and faculty cell phones rang during class time. Cell phones were identified by both groups as a source of distraction during class time. Cell phone etiquette along with policies regarding cell phone use in the classroom offer suggested methods for alleviating the...

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

    Texting and Driving Should be banned in the United States Texting has been a rapidly growing phenomenon. Texting has now become the main source of communication among teens and young adults. While cell phones are a great form of communication it is also known for causing distractions, especially...

  18. 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...

  19. Cell Phones: Benefit or Nuisance

    Dear 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...

  20. Social Sba

    correspondents believe their cell phones are VERY important. ➢ Do you think your cell phone is a distraction? [pic] Figure 10 – More than 50% of the 25 students surveyed believed that their cell phones are a distraction. ➢ If you use your cell phone often to make calls...

  21. Persuasive

    their desk so teachers can make sure that they don’t use them during class, but if students do that, it could be more of a distraction because it is right in front of them. A good saying for this is, “out of sight, out of mind”. If students have their cell phone within their eyesight they are more...

  22. Impact of Mobile Phones

    is to ban cell phones from school during the school day. During the school day, students need to be focused on classroom instruction without distractions. While the phones are very convenient and a common part of everyday life, for the most part, they are a distraction everywhere. Have you ever...

  23. The Bad Signals

    the phone is getting into more high technology such as various apps and games that can play with or use. It can affect people by the distractions of the phone, the danger of it when multitasking with it, the way we communicate in the community, and much more. Even though cell phones can be useful to...

  24. 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...

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

    . There are big differences between the two, and this belief should not be used as a basis for prohibiting cell phone use while driving. It is obvious by common sense and by actual studies, that talking on the cell phone while driving is a distraction to the driver's complete attention of the road...

  26. The Dangers of Cell Phone Use While Driving - Essay

    phone use should not be legal while driving, it causes many accidents even fatalities. Drivers become careless while driving when using cell phones. Cell phones cause distractions while on the road. Drivers do not pay attention to the road, which causes accidents to happen. The most prevalent...

  27. Use of Cell Phones Should Be Banned

    or disciplined children, and 8 percent drove with a pet in their lap. Other distractions included reading books, watching movies, writing grocery lists, nursing babies and painting toenails. So why do cell phones draw all the attention? Part of the answer could be cell phone visibility. Anyone who’s...

  28. Texting While Driving

    phones has grown enormously in the past two decades, it’s still unclear how greatly cell phone calls and texting contribute to car crashes. What is clear is that talking on the phone and texting behind the wheel both lead to distraction, and driver inattention is the leading cause of car accidents...

  29. Cell Phones While Driving

    reason that the use of cell phones while driving a car should be banned is because studies have proven texting and driving to be worse than drinking and driving (EBSCO). According to the same EBSCO article, “’Cell phone distractions have been proven to be as dangerous as drinking and driving...

  30. Cell Phone Usages Is Not Right

    think everyone knows the problem is cell phones. Everyone loves their phones, but obviously there needs to be some limits. Using cell phones while driving is threatening because it’s a distraction, it causes accidents and it impairs driving ability. Distracted driving is any activity that could...