Vey found that 80 percent of americans believe that cell phone use should be banned1 this belief is echoed by recent research over the last few years, more than 125 published studies have examined the impact of driver cell phone use on vehicular crashes2 in an influential paper published in the new england journal. The highest phone use rate in 2005 (10 percent) was among drivers 16 to 24 years old it's troubling that the youngest drivers are the most likely to be talking on phones, says anne mccartt, institute research vice president these drivers already have higher crash rates than older drivers, including higher. Previous research has shown that mobile phone use while driving can increase crash risk fourfold while texting results by many drivers this paper reviews the available literature on the topic and argues that a better understanding of perceptions of mobile phone use while driving and motives for use are required to inform. An argument essay on use of cell phones while driving exploring both sides of the argument. Although cell phones have not been around for a very long time, they have become a key part of our lives people use their cell phones for just about everything such as: texting, talking, schedule planning, internet surfing, etc sometimes we can even do two or more of these things at the same time unfortunately, people are. Driver cell phone use is under-reported by authorities this nsc white paper examines the challenges of collecting and reporting reliable crash data be sure to check out the us government website for distracted driving it contains up-to- date research reports, statistics and video testimonials, as well as resources for teens,.
Prevalence of cell phone use while driving in the province of alberta moreover, this paper investigated the impact of the perception of risk on actual behaviors, and if in general, research has shown that drivers' talking 2006 survey by the traffic injury research foundation found that 37 percent of drivers reported. Vermont legislative research service á distracted driving the use of cell phones is on the rise in the united states and lawmakers face the dilemma of whether to regulate cell phone use while driving compiling data on how many traffic accidents are caused by cell phone use is difficult—only 33 states and the district of. Researchers pinpoint 'attention disengagement' lag as cause for impaired driving when talking on cell phone woman driving while talking benjamin lester, a ui graduate who majored in psychology and former post-doctoral research scholar at the ui, is the paper's first author the us national science.
As early as 2006, and well before texting had become mainstream in the us, the pew research center's internet & american life project reported that more than a quarter of adult cell phone owners felt their cell phone had at some point compromised their driving ability in the survey, 28% admitted they. Medical research on the brain has publicized that you can only deeply concentrate on one thing at a time therefore, when you are driving, you should not talk on the phone the whole point of driving is to travel from point a to point b you need to concentrate on what is in front of and surrounding you, not talk on your cell. The authors analyzed a number of peer reviewed papers and technical reports and concluded that all-driver (adults and teens) bans on hand-held cell phone use reduced hand-held cell phone use, increased hands-free cell phone use.
Understanding the distracted brain why driving while using hands-free cell phones is risky behavior national safety council white paper the world that used a variety of research methods, to compare driver performance with handheld and hands-free phones all of these studies show hands. A safety and effectiveness analysis of cell phone use while driving in the united states since the bill failed to pass out of committee, it is for this reason why it is not examined in the paper and colorado law addressing when comparing driving while under the influence to cell phone use while driving, the research by.
Today, the use of cell phone comprises an integral part of the regular life of modern people in fact, the modern society is practically unimaginable without the use of cell phones the emergence of new technologies and telecommunication systems contribute to the wide use of cell phones cell phones have opened huge. Adults are just as likely as teens to have texted while driving and are substantially more likely to have talked on the phone while driving in addition, 49% of adults say they have been passengers in a car when the driver was sending or reading text messages on their cell phone overall, 44% of adults say. Logistic regression model showed that the impact of using cell phone on driving safety varies depending on the characteristics of drivers, such as gender, age, driving of cell phone use on driving safety along with some safety countermeasures, such as selective bans and non-cell phone zones, are discussed in the paper.