Do you using cell phone while driving car? It is a common behavior to want to use cell phone when they are driving. However, it is very dangerous. Now, in the Untied States already have some states where begin to ban this behavior because it has some potential dangers. Using cell phone while driving car causes a lot of serious problems that make people die. Therefore, using cell phone while driving car should be banned, because personal problems, economic problems and traffic problems.
First, it is personal problem. Using cell phone while driving car makes people cannot able concentrate to drive. People just talking on the phone do not notice about traffic changes. Moreover, using cell phone during driving is equal people drive when they are drunk. According to Curry’s article “using a cell phone while driving to the impact of driving legally drunk” (Curry, 2003, para. 02). This is because people using cell phone on the drive do not have a clear mind to notice the traffic changes and they do not know when they should change their speed for preventing to hit other cars. So, people using cell phone during driving car cause the accidents. Therefore, for prevent these kinds of accidents using cell phone while driving car should be banned.
Second, using cell phone while driving car can cause economic problems. It causes people and government to lose money. When people using cell phone while driving car that will increase the gasoline waste. The reason is people just concentrate on talking on the phone, so they will slow down their drive speed and do not change to the fast speed way because they don’t know which way is fast can let them arrive quickly. Therefore, it take a long time to drive and people have to pay extra money to buy extra gasoline. Next, when the accident happened, people get injured by the accidents and the cars and roads are also damaged, so people have to pay extra money to see a doctor and repair car or buy new car. The government has to pay money because of making the road back, like build brand new road for people to drive. Therefore, using cell phone while driving car should be banned because it causes everybody to waste money.
Third, using cell phone while driving car cause traffic problem. It makes the traffic jam. When people using cell phone while driving car they slow the speed and do not change to the other fast ways or some road do not have too many cars. And usually on the highway always have a lot of cars. If the highway doesn’t have a lot of cars that will be fine, but if there have a lot of cars and too many people using cell phone during driving car that will make a big traffic problem. It is make everybody slow down and become a traffic jam. Using cell phone during driving car that waste people’s time, make people have more long time when they going to work and cause traffic jam. Therefore, it should be banned.
Opponents of using cell phone while driving car some people say they still are fine when they are using cell phone while driving car. In addition, some people say sometimes they have to pick up some important or emergency call, so they have to use it. However, these things are not true and totally wrong. The truth, using cell-phone while driving car, affects people to drive and their safety. According to an article in Ezine Articles, “chatting on your cell phone makes you four times more vulnerable to a serious car crash than someone who does not use a cell phone while driving” (Morris, 2006, para. 1). Next, some people say they have to use cell phone during driving car because they have to wait or talk about some important or emergency call. However, now we can do some method to change this situation. The method is like use the hand-free headset, make a distance that we can reach thus we don’t have to bend to answer and use the phone when we stop driving (Curry, 2003). Using cell phone during driving is really bad because it can cause accident. And now we can have a lot of method to prevent using cell phone while driving, so using cell phone while driving is not necessary anymore. Therefore, using cell phone while driving be banned.
In conclusion, using cell phone while driving car is a really bad and dangerous behavior for everyone. It causes people to have accidents, economic problems and traffic problems. It makes get hurt and die and pay extra money on it. Therefore, we love ourselves, and we better follow the expert’s direction. Use the hand-free headset when we are driving, make a distance that we can reach thus we don’t have to bend to answer and use the phone when we stop driving. In the end, the most important good way for protect our life is not use cell phone while driving and ban it.
Curry, P. (2003, September 28). Cell phone chatter can cause accidents. Bankrate.com. Retrieved January 31, 2008, from http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/insurance/cell-phones1.asp
Morris, E. (2006, September 18). Cell phone car accidents. Ezine article. Retrieved January 31, 2008, from http://ezinearticles.com/?Cell-Phone-Car-Accidents&id=302155