Cellphones and texting october 2018 talking on a hand-held cellphone while driving is banned in 16 states and the district of columbia the use of all cellphones by novice drivers is restricted in 38 states and the district of columbia. The agency's current policy is that people should not use cellphones while driving rae tyson, a spokesman for the agency, said it did not, and would not, publish the researchers' fatality. Additional strategies that have been applied to reduce mobile device use while driving in the united states and other countries include law enforcement efforts, communications campaigns, vehicle and cell phone technological advances, legislation, and education (2) evaluation data for many of these strategies is both lacking and needed. Using a phone or a sat nav when driving it's illegal to hold a phone or sat nav while driving or riding a motorcycle you must have hands-free access, such as. Using sensor data from more than 3 million drivers and 56 billion miles of trips, driving analytics company zendrive found drivers are using their phones on 88 percent of their journeys.
While cell phones have made it easy for on the go illinois residents to keep in touch with friends, family and coworkers, these devices can be a major distraction when driving a car when a person is focused more on their phone than on driving, accidents can easily occur. Three in four (75%) cell-owning adults say they have talked on a cell phone while driving half (52%) of cell-owning teens ages 16-17 reported talking on a cell phone while driving in the 2009 survey. More than two out of three drivers use cell phone despite crash risk washington, dc (dec 11, 2013) - high school-aged teens report using their phones or texting while driving substantially less often than adults do, according to new research by the aaa foundation for traffic safety.
Essay on cell phone use should be banned while driving 985 words | 4 pages you are driving down the road in your brand new cadillac escalade the sky is bright blue without a cloud in the sky. The national safety council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 16 million crashes each year nearly 390,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the united states is caused by texting and driving. In this case, the parents provided the minor child with the cell phone, and the child was using a cell phone while driving the law is still undecided on this issue, but parents should think twice before encouraging their kids to make calls while driving.
And for many, the rules around using a cell phone while driving aren't always clear with that in mind, we offer a few answers to your questions on cell phone use in the car let us know if you. 75% of cell-owning adults say they have talked on a cell phone while driving three in four cell phone-owning adults say they have talked on a mobile phone while driving that compares to just half (52%) of cell-owning teens ages 16-17who reported talking on a cell phone while driving in our 2009 survey. A big culprit of distracted driving accidents, for drivers, passengers and bystanders, is cell phone use arguably, the best way to minimize cell phone usage -- and its potential hazards -- while driving is to educate people of its dangers. Mitchell jackson cell phone info report hands-free cellphone usage various studies in the united states, canada, and australia have all concurred that talking on a cellphone while driving increases the. Driver holding phones to their ears while driving the percentage of drivers holding cell phones to their ears while driving decreased from 46 percent in 2013 to 43 per.
Technologies can reduce cell phone distracted driving more than 3,000 people are killed on us roads every year in distracted driving crashes, the federal government reports cell phone use is a common driver distraction. In this dec 19, 2013 photo, a motorist talks on a cell phone while driving on an expressway in chicago a sophisticated, real-world study confirms that dialing, texting or reaching for a. Report that the frequency with which they use cell phones when driving has not changed in the past 30 days, 19% report a decrease, and 3% report an increase in their frequency of cell phone use.
A simulator study found that cell phone use while driving might be as or more dangerous than driving with a blood alcohol level at the legal limit 21 having a cell phone conversation slows driver reaction time by 18%, while alcohol (at a concentration in the blood of 008 weight/volume) slows reaction time by 12% 10 another study suggests. A recent police clampdown on driving while using hand-held mobile phones caught nearly 8,000 uk drivers in a week, ostensibly reflecting a widespread disregard of a law intended to protect allbut. Background the use of a cell phone or communication device while driving is illegal in many jurisdictions, yet evidence evaluating the crash risk associated with cell phone use in naturalistic settings is limited this article aims to determine whether cell phone use while driving increases motor vehicle crash culpability.
Handheld cell-phone use: fifteen states, washington, dc, puerto rico, guam, and the us virgin islands ban handheld mobile phone use while driving no state bans all cell-phone use for all. Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on new jersey's roadways, being cited as a major contributing factor in over 804,000 motor vehicle crashes in the state from 2011 to 2015 nationwide 3,450 people were killed in distracted driving crashes in 2016 alone. In light of all this, the dangers of using a cell phone while driving, even hands-free, are all too clear you should recognize them, as most states already do if your state hasn't yet banned cell phones while driving, it's likely that it will in the near future.