The Responsibility Of Receiving A Drivers

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Abstract: In this paper I will discuss a myriad of various components that make distracted driving an issue in today’s society. Some of these topics that I will specifically hit on include, the effectiveness of hands-free devices in vehicles, ex. Bluetooth, I will also discuss how effective the laws are and the consequences that come from them being broken, also what is known to be the most common distraction will be discussed Within this paper I will be using many statistics to prove the topics being discussed. The responsibility of receiving a drivers’ license is great. A driver is operating a vehicle that has the potential to not only risk their life, but the lives of others. Drivers need to develop safe, and responsible driving…show more content…
Often adults explain that while in the car commuting or driving around time, that is some of their only time to make or take calls. On the other hand, majority of respondents to the survey given, they support laws that ban talking on cell phones, texting, or emailing while driving. When an individual decides to distract their self, they are sacrificing and impending their ability to concentrate on the road. The phrase hands-free has been coined as “a general term used to describe portable hands-free and integrated hands-free cell phones. (NHTSA).” Currently, no state has passed a law on hands-free devices while driving. The myth thought of by drivers is that hands-free talking is safer than using a hand-held device. The National Safety administered a poll that displayed the following result: 53 percent of the participants believe that hands-free devices must be safe to use because they are built in vehicles. The idea that because eyes are on the road and hands are on the wheel does not necessarily mean a driver is safe. The idea illustrating hands free devices are safe to use behind a wheel has become America’s mindset when it comes to driving. In a poll take by AAA, two-thirds of drivers indicated using handheld devices while driving was intolerable. Compared to fifty six percent who agreed using hands free devices, such as Bluetooth, was acceptable (AAA). The
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