Throughout The History Of The World, People Have Thought

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Throughout the history of the world, people have thought of new and innovative ways to communicate. In the past, people used smoke signals, telegrams, home telephones, and car telephones. Now the primary form of communication typically occurs on a cell phone. Cell phones have improved and developed a significant amount over the years. In 1973, the first cell phone, the Motorola Dyna-Tac, hit the market. It weighed an astonishing two pounds, and only had one feature—voice calls. Fast forward to the present day, most consumers not only own cell phones, but they own smartphones. These smartphones are now capable of incredible things. Features such as text messaging, video calling, and artificial intelligence come standard on most models.…show more content…
The study concluded that cell phone conversations and texting conversation both distracted the pedestrians by delaying their overall response times. This research suggests that both types of phone usage are unsafe to participate in while attempting to cross a street, and have the potential to lead to an unsuccessful crossing attempt. Secondly, cell phones are a huge culprit in distracted driving. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of collisions in the United States. The drivers with the least behind the wheel experience, teens and young adults, are the primary culprits of driving while distracted. The average time it takes to read a text message is 5 seconds. If a person is driving at 55 mph, looking away for that mere 5 seconds is equivalent to not looking while crossing the entire length of a football field. Granted, there are things other than cell phones that distract people while driving, but cell phones still play a vital roll in the distracted driving scene. In a study conducted by Sumie Leung, Rodney Croft, and Melinda Jackson, the effect of mobile phone usage and alcohol consumption on driving performance are compared. The study involved twelve adults who participated in a stimulated driving environment either using their phones for a variety of tasks or consuming alcohol directly prior to driving. The researchers allowed for a one-week “washout” period between the two different activities. When drivers
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