Do You Believe Cell Phones Should Never Be Used While Driving?

584 Words Feb 24th, 2018 2 Pages
There is no question that cell phone use while driving is a dangerous distraction. Not only do I think cell phones should never be used while driving, I also think it should be illegal. According to The Governors Highway Safety Association, “12 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands prohibit all drivers from using hand-held cell phones while driving.” Currently no state bans all cell phone use for all drivers. I believe it should be illegal in the U.S. because it is a major distraction while driving. The main distractions commonly made while driving are talking on the phone, texting, and accessing the web. There is a lot of debate on whether talking on the phone while driving is actually dangerous. In 2011, at any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving (Distraction.gov). But recently it was announced that new studies revealed talking on a cell phone isn’t nearly as dangerous as texting, or accessing the web. I believe talking on the phone while driving is still very dangerous. When someone is talking on a phone they can only steer with one hand and that can easily lead to loss of control and cause an accident. New advances in technology such as hands free devices are advertised to make cell phone use while driving easier and safer. Studies on the devices show it is still not safer because…
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