Ban on the Usage of Cell Phone while Driving

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Cell phone ban while driving Many states in America according to their research have found out that use of cell phones in cars have contributed to several accidents as well as traffic violations and are now legislating rules and regulations on cell phone usage so as to create safer driving environment in the states hence reducing the number of accidents each and every day caused by use of cell phones while driving. Jennifer Clark (2012 ) indicates that teenage drivers were banned from any cell phone use while driving in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, D.C., Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Specific ages vary by state. Michigan bans cell phones for teens with probationary licenses in cases where the cell phone has resulted in an accident or traffic violation. The use of mobile phones in cars is one of several sources of driver distraction which contribute to road crashes and injuries to those both inside and outside the vehicle. According to research reported by Tom and Ray Magliozzi (n.d), "Drivers are four times as likely to crash when talking on a phone 地nd three times as likely when talking on a "hands-free" phone." This is occasioned by physical distractions when the driver has to use one or both hands to dial a number, answer or end a call, writing down telephone numbers, instead of concentrating on the physical
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