Persuasive Paper Part 3: Possible Disadvantages, Answers, with Visuals

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Assignment 5: Persuasive Paper Part 3: Possible Disadvantages, Answers, with Visuals
Cell Phones and Driving – A Convenience or a Law Problem or Both?
With technology constantly on the rise, a growing problem on the roads today is the use of cell phones while driving. Although cell phones are a great convenience, there are people everywhere that use their cell phones as they are traveling in their vehicles and it is dangerous. Strict laws should be developed and enforced regarding the use of cell phones while driving. Over the years, there have been a growing number of automobile accidents directly caused by a person’s use of a cell phone while driving. This action does not allow the driver to be focused on his or her driving and can
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If people were more knowledgeable of the growing dangers of using a cell phone while driving, then maybe a more strict law would not be too harsh of a consideration.
People are aware of the dangers that cell phones and driving have caused; otherwise, there would not be items on the market that keep the equipment bound to the dash and keep the driver hands-free. It is sad to see that people are willing to spend a lot of money on things to keep the cell phones and driving together, rather than just waiting to use them when they are not driving.
People need to understand that there are dangers to using a cell phone while driving. There are no laws in any state that actually prohibit totally the use of cell phones while in the course of driving. However, there are laws that relate to cell phone use in various states. For example, in Texas, the bans against text messaging and cell phone use is primarily for novice drivers who are 17 years of age or younger. (GHSA 2013). In 2011 alone, over 3,000 people died and over 380,000 people were injured in automobile accidents that involved a driver who was districted. (CDC). These statistics are growing as the years go by. In San Antonio, there is a ban on cell phone usage while driving in a school zone. That is a start. Also, in 2009, an order was executed banning federal employees from texting while driving in the course and scope of

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