Dangerous Habits

Essay by billybob69132College, UndergraduateA, March 2004

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Whether it's driving while talking on a cell phone, driving under the influence of

alcohol, or falling asleep at the wheel, many of today's drivers have dangerous habits.

Some of which can possibly harm any or all of the drivers surrounding the one influenced

individual. Most of the problem in today's driving world, are all summed up with simply

considering it careless driving. I feel that if people are unable to apply all of their attention

to a road without having any minor distractions there to set them off track, they really just

shouldn't be on the roads.

Talking on a cell phone while driving is dangerous. When your talking you don't

put your whole attention on the road. When you receive a phone call its even worse

because you have to go looking for it while your driving. I know this because one time I

had dropped my cell phone and then I got a call and I went looking for it and almost ran

off the road.

So using a cell phone can be dangerous.

Another thing that can be a dangerous habit is driving at night. This is dangerous

because you can fall asleep while driving. Sometimes people experience "tunnel vision"

while they're driving at night. This is when you zone out and start not paying attention to

the road and eventually you can fall asleep. My uncle totaled his truck by falling asleep at

the wheel this past summer. He was working the graveyard shift and was driving home,

which was an hours drive, and just fell asleep and rolled his truck over in a ditch.

The last and most dangerous act of careless driving would be drinking and driving

in my book. Drinking and driving to me is just not sensible, at least...