Assignment 3: Persuasive Paper Part 1: a Problem Exists Due Week 5 and Worth 150 Points

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Assignment 3: Persuasive Paper Part I: A Problem Exists

Research Topic 10) Should regulations regarding the use of cell phones while driving be standardized?

Distracted Divers: Are the Same in Every State

Maria Taylor

Strayer University: Asynchronous

English 215: Research and Writing
February 7, 2015
Distracted Driver: Are the Same in Every State Over the last four decades, mobile devices have become the trademark of our society.cell phones and other mobile devices have inundated our society At any given time; we can see drivers talking or texting in a moving vehicle. According to Brenner (2013), 87% of American adults and 78% of teenagers own a cell phone. The scary part is that almost two-thirds of
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Despite the clear and growing danger of distracted driving, the laws are not the same from city to city or state to state.
Overview of the Problem A distracted driver is anyone who diverts their attention from driving by either talking or texting, talking or performing any other multitasking activity on a mobile device while driving. on a mobile device eitherRegardless if the device is a hand-held hands on or hand-freeoff or multitasking while driving. All distractions are dangerous, but text messaging is the most hazardous because it requires visual, manual, and cognitive attention from the driver (Distraction.govDistracted Driving, 2013). Regardless of the ageage, sex, or expertise of a driver; a distracted driver is a danger to society. When we drive distractedFor the distracted driver, the result is the same, and it is just an accident waiting to happen. The fact is that, and the growing number of life changing accidents is inis on the rise. This practice does not only affect the driver but “all distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety” (Distracted Driving, 2013).
Regulations should be the same for all drivers regardless of what city or state they drive in. Currently, not all states have the same rules for the use of cell phones while driving. These laws vary from city to city and state to state. Regulations on cell phone use are also dependent on where the offense takes place and novice. Some laws differentiate whether a phone is a