texting and driving

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Prevent Texting and Driving 3

Prevent Texting and Driving

Randy Ramirez


ITT- Technical Institute

multi-tasking while driving are well known. The risks, however, will depend on the attempted tasks.Texting while driving is perhaps one of the riskiest activities that may lead to car accidents. The problem lies with convincing people that this recent capability is indeed detrimental. While it has been recognized that there is no such thing as multi-tasking, many people still believe that they are able to multi-task. Multi-tasking is all the more dangerous when operating equipment.

Mothers' Against Drunk Driving (MADD) launched their campaign to educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving thirty years ago, people had a similar attitude in terms of drinking and driving. They were successful. Distracted by texting suffer the same level of impairment as a drunk driver. This is because the human brain is consciously and subconsciously engaged on many levels when texting while driving.

There is nothing like a breathalyzer to detect the impairment. Advocates against distracted driving have been successful by following the same path too. However, legislation and law enforcement has never truly solved the problem of distracted driving. Instead, technology may perhaps be the solution.


Legislation requires all telephone service carriers in the United States to provide

unrestricted This service, in turn, will supply the carrier with the location of the

caller and the callback number. Despite the resistance of carriers and endless waivers granted by the FCC, about 98% of the wireless carriers are complying with the FCC regulation to date.

Though it was not recognized initially, the compliance did bring about great benefits to the carriers - a whole new

Location Based Services. Everything from Turn-by-Turn Directions to the location As we already have should be use accordinly.

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