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Cell Phones: The Importance Of Distracted Driving Laws

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Phones and driving Since the distracted driving law was made, people haven't really made a change. Each day in the united states, over 9 people are killed from distracted driving and in 2012 3,328 people were killed by this simple habit. Even though other things such as eating and drinking might distract a person while they drive, a person must take into consideration the importance of the cell phone law because to disregard it puts other people’s lives in danger. Being able to drive may be a dream come true, but it could easily turn into a nightmare that is never woken up from. The use of technology has grown steadily for many years, distracting us from things that are important. Texting and driving is one of the biggest problems in the United States. Not only are drivers putting themselves in danger, they’re putting passengers in their car and other drivers on the road in danger. This is exactly why laws should be created and enforced for distracted driving. Distracted driving is an activity that can take a driver’s eyes off the road and divert his/her attention. Distracted driving includes texting, using a cell phone, eating or drinking, grooming, talking to passengers, reading, using a GPS, watching a video, and adjusting a radio, CD player, or MP3…show more content…
However, this does not make it okay to text and drive. While texting and driving is completely dangerous, some states still haven’t made any laws against it. Almost three-quarters of the states prohibit drivers from texting on hand-held devices, where they are usually given a fine, if caught. In Utah, however, if an accident is fatal, and the driver was texting and driving, he or she may be sent to prison. South Dakota failed to advance a texting ban in their state, saying that drivers experience other distractions, so texting shouldn’t be singled out (Hosansky
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