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Hey all! So my partner and I are doing a some civic actions against the use of cell phones while driving.
We believe that using your cell phone in anyway while driving is dangerous to not just yourself, but those around you. Not only that but there are also certain laws against certain types of uses of cellphone.
What laws you ask? Well,
-"10 states plus D.C. prohibit all drivers from using hand held cell phones."
-"32 states and D.C. prohibit novice (new) drivers from cell phone use."
-"39 states plus D.C. prohibit all drivers from text messaging."
Didn't know that did huh? Well now you know!
~But the thing is, why do drivers especially teen drivers think it is okay to use your phone while driving?
Who gave them the "okay" or the influence to let them pull out their phone and start texting?
-Well statistics say that, "48% of young drivers have seen their parents drive while talking on the cell phone, and 15% say they have seen their parents text while driving."
So I am guessing, this is us following our parents bad habit of using our phones while driving?
Maybe, maybe not.
~Maybe it's just us thinking we are just so great at driving, that the road doesn't need all of our attention; or that a stop light is the best opportunity to shoot a quick text.
Maybe you just can't help picking up that phone call, that is constantly ringing.
How about that long drive on that straight forward road? Hmm, maybe that gives you enough time to check out your twitter or Instagram.
We make all these excuses as to why we think it is okay to use your phone while driving, but obviously not if there are state laws saying you can't.
-"If your traveling at 55mph this equals driving length of a football field without looking at the road."
I don't know about you, but that is a large amount of potential of getting into an accident.
Hopefully a little bit of these fun facts gives you the inspiration to either break that bad habit of not using your phone while driving or influence your friends not to use their phone while driving. Especially you novice drivers!
Well what do you think? Leave a comment below to give your input about these facts and statistics.
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[ Modified: Monday, 16 December 2013, 09:36 PM ]