Should cell phones be banned from vehicles?

By Uale Tofilau 22 May 2023, 12:00PM

Cell phones have become ubiquitous in modern society, and it's no surprise that the technology has been integrated into almost every part of our daily lives, including driving. However, using cell phones while driving can be incredibly dangerous. Because of the dangers that cell phones pose to drivers and others on the road, I believe that cell phones should be banned from vehicles.

First and foremost, using a cell phone while driving is a major distraction. When a driver is texting or talking on the phone, their attention is not fully focused on the road. This can lead to accidents and fatalities that could easily be prevented if drivers did not use their phones while driving.

Secondly, even if a driver isn't physically holding their phone, the mere presence of the device can still be a dangerous distraction. Many people use their phones as GPS devices, which requires the phone to be visible while driving. Additionally, notifications from apps and messages can also be distracting.

Thirdly, studies have found that using a cell phone while driving can be just as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The reaction times of drivers using their phones are slower than those of sober drivers, which can lead to devastating accidents.

In addition to the safety concerns, allowing cell phone use while driving also sets a bad example for younger drivers who are just beginning to learn the rules of the road. If drivers are allowed to use their phones while driving, young drivers may think it's acceptable and begin to emulate the behavior, leading to even more accidents.

In conclusion, the dangers associated with using cell phones while driving are simply too great to ignore. Although it may be inconvenient for some people, banning cell phones from vehicles is a necessary measure to ensure the safety of all drivers on the road.

By Uale Tofilau 22 May 2023, 12:00PM
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