Cell Phones

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Your driving home from school in your usual cautious and careful manner, your cell phone rings... Do you answer it and risk your concentration?Thats a question more of us are asking or should be asking ourselves today. ofcourse you answer that call.. Its just your friend from history class. Only a harmless five minute call right? Wrong, the trouble with this is those who talk on and drive at the same time run a thirty to forty percent risk of getting into an accident.

The cell phone wireless industry introduced cell phones in 1983. Since then cell phone ownership continues to grow by forty percent a year. With the convenience of cell phones , it is inevitable that they have found their way into our vehicles, so much so, that eighty five percent of Americans have cell phones and are using them when they take to roadways. The freedom of speech and the freedom to move about feely have morphed into the right to a cellular phone when driving.

Are cell phones really dangerous? Can they be termed a new monster, threatening lives and safety on our roads? Beyond the dangers of intoxicated drivers and road rages lies another threat on American highways, drivers who are fiddling with high tech gadgets they forget the basics of safe driving. Driver distraction is becoming one of the biggest problems on American roadways today and a growing concern of automakers who are pushing a new array of electronic devices that have the potential to let a persons eye stray from the road.

As the cellular industry is booming ,so are the stories of people who drifted out of their lanes and hit a car while chatting on their cell phone. The van that swerved in front of your friend and ran off...