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Cell Phone Laws

  • Date Submitted: 11/27/2011 06:39 PM
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Cell Phone Laws
      Imagine a person in a car in front of you talking on their newest, trendiest cell phone. They are not paying attention, and all of a sudden they run a red light straight through a busy intersection because they were distracted by the conversation going on. The crasher and victims are killed instantly. There are ambulances, yellow caution tape, sirens, police, bodies, and totaled cars everywhere. This happened all because of a cell phone. Having the government enforce the cell phone laws gives us some life changing advantages as opposed to not having it. The advantages include preventing car accidents or any other harm, requires us to try some new technologies, and driving while talking on a cell phone is as bad as driving when you are intoxicated.

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      Having the Cell Phone Law requires us to use new technologies. The new cell phone ban, “encourages drivers to utilize more effective and convenient technologies such as hands free cell phones.” (Ehow.com para 4). One of the most popular hands-free cell phone devices is the blue tooth. These hand free devices allows easier concentration on the road and results in less mistakes or crashes. According to (ehow.com para 4), “The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) conducted a

study in 2004 comparing the level of driver distraction between use of hand-held and hands-free wireless devices. The results show that drivers' eyesight was focused on the road more often when using hands-free devices.”   If a lot more drivers used these hands free cell phones, their attention would be a lot more focused on the road. This can be a life or death situation.

Whether you believe it or not, talking on a cell phone while driving is as bad as when you are driving drunk. According to David Strayer, “Just like you put yourself and other people at risk when you drive drunk, you put yourself and others at risk when you use a cell phone and drive,”...

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