Dangers Of Texting And Driving

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‘Fear of missing out’ and ‘nomophobia’ have hugely contributed to cell phone addiction. This explains that we cannot leave our ones while doing activities that require most attention. One of them being driving. Smartphones have made it easy for us to stay connected at all times. But that can pose serious safety risks if someone decides to check his or her text messages, emails, phone calls, or any other social media applications while driving. The National Safety Council accounts that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving. Cell phone distraction rates are alarming high in teens. According to an AAA poll, 94% of teen drivers acknowledge the dangers of texting and driving, but 35% admitted to doing it anyway. One-fourth of teenagers respond to at least one text message every time they drive and 20% of teens and 10% of parents report having multi-text message conversations while driving. (Edgar Snyder & Associates). All these statistics indicate we consciously or unconsciously risk and endanger our lives. The high frequency of cell phone use can have adverse effects on our stress levels. The constant ringing, vibrating alerts, and reminders can put us on a verge. In a study conducted at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, researchers observed if there is a direct connection between the psychosocial aspects of cell phone use and mental health symptoms in young

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