Should all mobile phone use in cars be banned?
Over a million people die per year because of their cells inside their car, and often, kids are also the victim and usually die too.
Personally, I think that it has it's pro's too, along with their cons.
A pro would be your family is safe; but possibly not you.
People dont have brains, and dont understand that they can wait 5 minutes without being on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Some people have a fear of "being left out" so they can't stand not knowing what's going so they get on their phones at the most inappropriate times putting other peoples lives in risk for their own selfish reasons. While people are too busy tampering with their phones they get distracted and don't realize that they are going off the road or going faster than they should be. It also delays reaction time and takes focus off the road. Banning cell phone use while driving will make the road a safer place and allow people to be more aware of their surroundings.
Since statistics are showing an increasing number of phone-related driving accidents, I think that mobile phone usage in cars should be totally banned. Driving drunk is illegal because it impairs people's ability to operate their cars to the best of their ability. And, I fully believe that holding a conversation while driving also impairs a person's ability to pay attention and react when on the road.
Cell Phone use in cars should definitly be banned. People may argue that people are responsible and can drive and text at the same time, that is a lie and those drivers have gotten lucky. Studies show that when talking to others on cell phones, hands free devices or not, creates tunnel vision. Tunnel vision eliminates youe peripheral vision so you won't be able to see a car coming at you from the left or right side. Studies also show that texting while driving obscures your vision. If you look up you might miss some object pedestrians, street signs, etc. Using cell phones in cars should be banned. So many accidents have been caussed by it, honestly this shouldn't even be a debatable topic. If the call was an emergency someone having a heart attack, robber in the house, etc I'm pretty sure the person who called you knows to call 911.
It's been proven that talking on the phone while driving increases you risk of an accident by 4, it's four times more likely! That's about the same as having 3-4 beers before driving.
Some bad arguments against this notion, and why they are bad:
1. My call might be important/urgent/to 911:
If you have an important call to make. Stop and make the call, if you can't handle waiting 5 minutes, reschedule your life. Regarding emergencies, it could very well be allowed to call 911 in the car, but no other numbers.
2. But that implies you shouldn't eat/drink/smoke/tinker with the stereo/etc either:
3. I'm not a teen, my brain is somehow more mature:
This makes no sense at all. While older drivers are certainly better, they have even worse reaction times than teens. And there is no science that says older brains are better at driving per se, and it's proven that you can't learn to multitask like this.
4. What if I use a handsfree:
These have been proven to have little benefit, it's not about the occupied hand, it's about your occupied brain.
5. What about talking to other passengers:
Other passengers notice when traffic gets more intense and tend to adapt the conversation to the situation.
Why is it that texting is banned in cars already? Because it divides the attention of the driver making their reflexes slow, and creates a shell hurtling towards death. Why do people feel the need to talk while driving? Along roads and highways, there are several places someone can stop in order to talk on a phone or to text someone.
Accidents happen everyday because of that ''oh so important text'' that you just have to reply to. Three accidents have happened right outside my house because texting is so important. Alot of people say that we need to mind our own business and it's none of our business what you do behind the wheel but when you hurt or kill someone it becomes everyones business. And i know what I am saying when I say everything has consequences, EVERYTHING. May not be the first or the second or the third time but sooner or later karma is going to slap you very very hard in the face.
Witnessed a man make a wrong turn and got hit by another car. The man made out alive and so did his kids. He told the cop that he was on his phone while driving. How many accidents or deaths will it take until people realize that being on the phone while driving is just not safe!
Mobile phones are very convenient and in most ways have been a great addition to society, but they should never be used while driving. When people talk on the cell phones while driving, they are distracted from what they need to be paying attention to: the road. Talking on cell phones while driving causes accidents, so it should not be allowed.
I think cell phones should be banned by every body not just the driver by every body in the car.I do because then the drive may not be using a cell phone the passenger might say hey look at this picture and that could cause a crash. Its not just the driver its all people in the car. I am only sixteen and i believe this is an important way to keep the pedestrians and drivers safe.
When I am driving in my car I notice when someone makes a goofy turn or comes into my lane, mere centimeters in front of me. I look at them and think? "How could they be so irresponsible?" And meanwhile the driver is chatting away not even paying attention to the road. I think when someone is driving, they should be 100% concentrated. Besides if that person did get in a crash, they could be seriously injured. Better safe than sorry, it only takes one time. Because if you die, you don't get to do it again.
People die because they are stupid cell phone users while they are driving. They don't care how many people die or how many get badly injured. They are to busy texting or calling someone. One of these days they are going to die because they were texting and driving. They don't get the dangers.
I think that it does not matter if the cell phone is held up to your ear or being used through bluetooth, it distracts your attention and does not allow you the alertness that driving requires. The steering wheel of a car is used most effectively when two hands are on the wheel. Talking on the phone does not allow two hands on the wheel.
Text messaging can cause death and injury if you take your eyes off the road for too long. It can also cause you to kill people walking and people in other cars . You should not text and drive. Pull over your car, read a text and then text them back. Never text while driving on the highway.
I think that cell phone usage should be banned because a person using a phone has a chance of crashing 4 times greater than a person who isn't. Also a person texting is like a person driving with alcohol in their system. Cell phone usage to the person driving should be banned.
In many of the accident or violation cases booked, the accident is due to carelessness of the driver as he talks while driving. The accident cases registered show inattentive driving while talking on a cell phone as the reason. Human life is more important than a call, so for the betterment of society it is necessary to ban the usage of mobiles while driving.
People are DYING because of what we are doing, and we have to stop this now. In 2009, 18% of all distracted driving crashes were caused by cell phones alone. That is almost one-fifth of ALL accidents. Every year, that number will increase unless we as a group decide to put an end to this madness. It ends with us.
I believe that cell phone use should be banned in cars, because 28 percent of accidents involve their use. Driving is something that people should take seriously, and conversations can certainly be put off until a later, less important time. No one should be injured because of a cell phone.
Distracted driving is an issue impacting driving safety. Cellphones alone are unfair to target, as people are distracted by many things. People will eat, put on makeup, read a book, or find other ways to be distracted.
People just don't think about driving while talking or even worse, texting. I love to ride my bike, however there is always someone not focused and almost runs me down. 100% of the time it is someone on a cell phone. I know we have so many gadgets in our cars but the phone takes your mind away from the road. Too many people texting, using social media and feel that it is their right to do this without caring for anyone else around them. And hands free devices are a distraction too. We need to view cars as a weapon and when you do things like this, a kill someone, you need to be punished to the MAX the law can give you.
I strongly believe that mobile phone use in cars should be banned. People are completely distracted when they are using their phones. Phones are not only used for talking; people are sending texts, playing games, and just plain not concentrating on the road. Statistics prove that our young people are dying in car crashes that can be attributed to cell phone use minutes before a tragic accident. Therefore it is only common sense to ban the use of mobile phones in cars.
The use of mobile phones while driving is very dangerous. Many accidents are caused by drivers who are talking or texting on their mobile phones' while driving.
To use a mobile phone, a driver should park the car first.
Mobile phone use (whether talking or texting) is the reason for many car accidents that are fully preventable. The use of mobile phones is very distractive for the driver. Mobile phone use in cars and trucks should be made illegal and violators should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
If you are talking on a cell phone while you are driving you are not really paying full attention to what is going on around you while you are driving. When you are driving you should be watching every thing that is happening around you so you do not have an accident or cause and accident. The only thing that you should be doing while you are driving is paying attention to the road and what is around the area.
I am most definitely against talking on cell phones while driving. The only safe way to use a telephone in a vehicle is to go to a safe place and park the car while talking on the phone. There is nothing that is so serious that it will not wait until the driver is parked to use the phone. The distraction that these phones cause (even the hands free ones) is very serious and dangerous. Keeping up with a phone conversation, while driving, should be abolished. We got along fine before we had these devices available and no phone call is worth putting other innocent citizens in danger.
Mobile phone use should be banned in cars because it makes the drivers less aware of their surroundings as they are not focused on driving and are instead focusing on their phone call or text messaging. Regulations should be implemented in order to protect other drivers who are sharing the roads with people who are using mobile phones while driving. Studies have shown that people who use mobile phones while driving are more likely to be in an accident.
Mobile phone use in a car can be very distracting to the driver. If one person is on the phone, and the driver tries to listen in, it is distracting, especially if it is important news. A safe driver might subconsciously get curious towards the phone call, and start to pay more attention to the phone than the road. All it takes is a split second to get into an accident, so better safe than sorry.
It doesn't matter whether or not you have a phone; you will distract the driver anyway. If anyone else is in a vehicle it increases the risk of crash. It is good to have someone in back with a phone in case the appointment you are driving to is canceled and they are trying to contact you. It is also very good in case of emergencies.
It allows you to keep in touch while driving, and call for help when needed. Using the hands free car phone can be about the same distraction as using a mobile phone, as well as having another person in the car. Talking on the phone can cause a accident, but if you are careful while driving it can be okay. It is not the phone that is the problem, its the ability to pay attention
Phones are cool and adults like to play with them, because if they are all alone while driving they will get bored. Now they can play games while driving and die. If they want to die they can if they want to, because this is America and we do what we want
Passing a law banning the use of mobile phones and mobile internet devices in vehicles will cost a lot for enforcement and also it does not address the root issue, which is that drivers are often overconfident or misinformed about the dangers of multitasking while operating a vehicle. Education addressing this would probably be more helpful towards keeping the roads safe in the long run than a law.
People get into accidents when they fail to pay attention, or when their hands are occupied, so that they cannot react quickly. Hands-free devices or speaker phone use should be required. People should use judgment in ensuring they can devote sufficient attention to driving, while they are on the phone. With these measures, an outright ban is unnecessary.
The number one cause of accidents among drivers is messing with the car stereo. If you ban cell phone use, then you have to remove radios, ban smoking in cars, ban children from riding in cars, etc. These all are far more distracting for drivers than talking.
I understand that people want the use of cell phones in cars to stop. We can not possibly ban cell phones from cars. Cell phones are used to contact many people in emergencies. As a parent, I would be highly upset if they passed a law that banned me from using my phone inside a car.
There are times when it is necessary to use a mobile phone while in the car. I don't think that hands free is a bad thing as long as you can dial the phone by voice and it does not take your attention from the road. That way you are not taking your hands or eyes off the road. If they ban mobile phone use shouldn't they ban car stereos too?
Though many people think driving while using your phone should be illegal in ALL cases, but I think that only some uses should be used. I think that road maps on phones can prove useful, but it is best when it is plugged into your car for directions. That way, you can focus on the road and not have to hold the phone.
Now, texting while driving, in my opinion, is a bad idea. Texting must be looked at. Your eyes should be on the road, not ";) hey there". Even if you are told the text, you might get distracted.
I can see why people think all phone uses while driving are bad, and I agree with that, but not everyone follows rules. There will always be that group that will only follow laws that help them and ignore the laws that do not help them.
So in conclusion, I believe that some uses that help and do not require to loose focus on the road, and other uses should be recommended not to be used.
What if someone is in the middle of an emergency, their car broke down, they're hurt or endangered? Stuff like that, what are you going to do? You're going to call someone, your parents, your friend, or the police. You're going to need a way to communicate with someone or you might be stranded there for hours before anyone stops to help you.
Unless you're texting or playing games while driving it isn't that bad. Talking on the phone doesn't completely impair you. Especially if you have a hands free device like a blue tooth. You can have both hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. People aren't trying to make passengers illegal and you talk to them so why should phones be illegal?
Cell phones in cars are a distraction, however, sometimes they are used for good reasons. I think calling on cell phones should be legal after a person has had their license for a year. Many people use cell phones to contact their families for important reasons while others do not. I believe texting while driving should definitely be banned no matter what age you are because it doesn't matter how good of a driver you are because if you are texting, there is no way you are looking at the road.
I do not believe that all mobile phone use in cars should be banned. There are some responsible drivers that know not to drive and text, or to pay attention to the road, who are in effect punished by those few irresponsible drivers. I do not think that teenagers have the mental capacity to maintain a vehicle and a phone conversation however, and for them mobile phone use should be restricted in moving vehicles, but not for the millions of drivers who spend most of their time in traffic anyway.
It's just like having another person in the vehicle; more of a distraction. It takes away your focus. That's the real danger. It may make you take your hand off the wheel for a while, but so will rolling down the windows or changing the radio station. You just have to stay focused and don't get too deep into the conversation.
Using the logic that an individual can't properly operate a vehicle and a mobile phone without causing grave danger to other drivers and pedestrians is a dangerous logic. Using that thought process would lead to many other driving distractions being removed such as: billboards, radio stations, passengers, etc. In addition, many other things would be made illegal such as eating or drinking hot coffee while driving.