Cell Phone Use While Driving

Cell Phone Use - Driving and Chatting Good or Bad By Chris Brock CBIS 3213 Back in time The first mobile phones were bulky and impractical Only

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Driving and Chatting: Good or Bad? By Chris Brock CBIS 3213
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Back in time… The first mobile phones were bulky and impractical. Only about 4 million people used mobile phones in 1990.
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Today… According to CTIA studies, almost 200 million Americans are regular users of cellular phones as of October 2005. Cell phones today are sleek and convenient in basically any situation.
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Increased Reliance At any given time, about 8% of drivers on the road are using a cell phone according to a 2004 NHTSA study.
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An AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies report says that less than 1% of accidents are caused by drivers using cell phones at the time of the accident.
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Studies Against Using Phones While Driving Some studies result in negative data about driving and chatting at the same time. Two main conclusions against use while driving: 1)Driver’s eyes are diverted from the road. 2)Driver’s attention is divided between driving and conversation. These are faulty points because they negate to mention all other things that distract drivers.
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Hands-Free Devices Experts have stated that the use of hands- free devices may increase distraction. Studies have shown that users of hands-
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course CBIS 3213 taught by Professor Bialac during the Spring '05 term at GCSU.

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Cell Phone Use - Driving and Chatting Good or Bad By Chris Brock CBIS 3213 Back in time The first mobile phones were bulky and impractical Only

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