Talking While Driving Research

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Talking While Driving While you are driving at any time, you should not be allowed to talk on the phone at all. Studies show that it is very hard, or impossible, for the human brain to concentrate on two things at once. If a person is talking on their cellular device while driving, then their entire attention will not be on the task at hand. Talking on a cellular device while driving is a very risky and dangerous task. Studies say that driving while under the influence and driving while distracted are the two major causes of car accidents in the United States. “The National Safety Council estimates that 21 percent of all crashes in 2010 involved talking on the cell phone” (“Understanding the Distracted Brain”). This is accounting for more…show more content…
Either way you aren't paying full attention to the road and the other cars on the road. Even if you eyes are on the road and your hands are on the steering wheel, if your entire attention isn’t on the roadway you are in danger of causing harm to yourself or to others (The Washington Post). Smartphone ownership is growing. In 2011, 52 percent of drivers reported owning a smartphone, and by 2014 that number had grown to 80 percent. The greatest increases in smartphone ownership are among adults age 40 and older. (State Farm). Knowing this information, a larger portion of this society owns phones, and they use them to stay in touch. They need to refrain from using them while driving. It is as simple as just putting them in the glove compartment. At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010(Nopus). Many people are using cellphones while driving, that means that many people are driving while distracted. Driving while distracted is dangerous and a detriment to today's society. If we had that many people hit at least one other car or one other civilian on the street, that would be over a million casualties. We could easily cut that in half by outlawing the use of a cellular device while in a driving a
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