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Hang up the phone and drive

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Hang Up the Phone and Drive Imagine driving along and talking to your best friend on your cell phone about the awesome Pistons Game that was just on television. "Wow, did you see that sweet dunk by Ben Wallace?" Then BAM, you hit a car after running a stop light. You didn't even see it coming because you were so distracted by the phone conversation. This is a perfect example of why the nation needs to outlaw cell phone usage while driving. In some states across America, a law has recently been made to ban cell phone usage while driving, but what about the other states? The probability of drivers talking on a cell phone and getting into an accident is only getting higher each and everyday. Each state government must put a law into effect to ban cell phone usage while driving. Cell phone usage while driving must be outlawed in each state of the United States because it causes great danger not only to drivers and the passengers in that driver's car, but possibly also to the many other bystanders and cars that are on the path to that driver's destination. Now, many supporters of cell phone usage while driving maybe thinking, "The government cannot outlaw cell phone usage while driving. ...read more.

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As a result of talking on a cell phone while driving, the chance of causing an accident greatly increases. When someone chooses to make a phone call on their cell phone, they are forced to take their eyes completely off from the road and at least one hand off the wheel to reach and dial the phone. Unfortunately, I am guilty of doing this very thing. While driving I reached for my cell phone on the passenger side floor board. As I was reaching, I inadvertently crossed the middle lane of the road and hit a full sized truck. Due to the seriousness of the accident I had three plates put into my arm, a plate put into my femur, tore two of the three ligaments in my knee, and had a mild head injury. This was all because I chose to make a phone call while driving. Because of the poor choice I chose to make that day I know I will suffer and be disabled for the remainder of my lifetime. In the past twenty years the government has managed to change the way many Americans drive. Seat belts are now worn, people commonly appoint designated drivers when a group is drinking, and most drivers use their headlights when it is raining. ...read more.

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The government has changed the way many Americans drive through other traffic laws that Americans must follow, so why not put one more law into place that can save many lives. Life is precious and the consequences of using a cell phone while driving should not be taken lightly. Cell phone usage while driving must be outlawed in each state of the United States because it causes great danger not only to drivers and the passengers in that driver's car, but possibly also to the many other bystanders and cars that are on the path to that driver's destination. Choosing to use a cell phone while driving causes many distractions and frustrated drivers. The government must put a law into effect to stop the use of cell phones while driving. Way too many people are being killed and injured when someone chooses to make the poor choice of using their cell phone while driving. Why jeopardize your life as well as others, because you are more interested in talking on your cell phone than you are you are in paying attention to the road and others while on your way to your destination? So, do yourself and others a favor and hang up and drive. ?? ?? ?? ?? Chernenko 1 ...read more.

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