Use Of Cell Phones While Driving

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Unformatted text preview: Driving and Chatting: Good or Bad? Chris Brock CBIS 3213 November 30, 2005 Cell phones have grown to play a vital role in communication in todays society. Since they were introduced as those bulky car phones back in the 1980s, they have grown by leaps and bounds. As we continue to progress into the future, there is no doubt that the significance of cell phones and other cellular technologies will continue to grow. The immense popularity and widespread use of cell phones has completely changed the way that Americans, as well as people all around the world, communicate with each other and do business. According to the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association, over 199 million people in the United States were using cell phones as of October 2005. Cell phones and similar devices have become household items for most Americans and because of their mobility and convenience; they can be used in almost any situation. Using cell phones while driving, for instance, is an excellent example of this. Increased reliance on cell phones has led to a rise in the number of people who use phones while driving. A study done by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that in 2004, the average number of drivers on the road using cell phones at any given moment was 8 percent. The largest demographic of these users were 16-24 year olds. Many people would agree that the combination of inexperienced drivers with a distraction like cell phones while on the road could potentially be disastrous. It is basically just a stereotype that driving while using a cell phone is dangerous and studies have shown that cell phone use is a factor in less than one percent of all traffic accidents in the United States. There are several states that report crash data and findings indicate that cell phone usage has no significant impact on accidents according to the AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies. Even though most reports and studies usually do not make a connection between accidents and cell phone use, there are still others that blame cell phones for distracting drivers. These people say that there are two main dangers associated with driving and cell phone use at the same time. First, drivers will most likely take their eyes off the road while dialing and fiddling with other visual features. Secondly, people can become so absorbed in their conversations that their ability to concentrate on the road is severely impaired. Although this may be true in some cases, it is definitely not the overall consensus....
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