Banning Cell Phone Use While Driving

2206 Words Mar 20th, 2015 9 Pages
Keatra Brown
NSU ENG
Mrs. D. Adams
March. 20,2015
Banning Cell Phone Use While Driving

When we are on the road wreck less driving can be caused by a number of situations, which ultimately is all related to the driver being irresponsible. Many of us have witnessed drivers so distracted by their cell phones that they often resemble drunk drivers and we 've all seen the commercials of the distracted drivers who look down to read that one message and now suffer permanent brain damage or have ended someone elses life.. “Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University used MRI brain scans to demonstrate that simply listening to a cell phone conversation while driving results in a drastic decrease in brain activity focused on driving” (Gershowitz 582). A common misconception is the thought that hands-free calling is safer than texting. This is very much untrue, the actual act of having a conversation causes the driver to be distracted. Texting while driving is more dangerous because texting requires cognitive functioning and requires the driver to take his eyes off the road. Distracted drivers often weave between lanes or forget to signal while driving; putting other drivers at risk while on the road. Recently, we have seen an increase in the concern over cell phone use while driving and an increase in legislation to prohibit this dangerous act. It is very important that cell phone use not only be regulated but strictly enforced because negligent drivers are a serious danger to…
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