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Should talking on a cell phone without a hands-free device while driving be illegal?

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taylor viker

on 29 September 2014

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Transcript of Should talking on a cell phone without a hands-free device while driving be illegal?

Should talking on a cell phone without a hands-free device while driving be illegal?
Talking on the phone while driving is extremely dangerous because it puts drivers in four times greater risk of getting in an accident. I believe that this should be illegal so that people can be safer.
Cell phone use contributes to 6 percent of crashes. which equates to 636,000 crashes, 330,000 injuries, 12,000 serious injuries and 2,600 deaths each year
No state bans all cell phone use for all drivers, but 38 states and D.C. ban all cell phone use by novice drivers, and 20 states and D.C. prohibit it for school bus drivers
Work Sited:
http://www.livescience.com/3220-cell-phones-banned-driving.html


http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/18/should-cellphone-use-by-drivers-be-illegal/
Talking on a hand-held cellphone slowed drivers’ reactions to seeing a pedestrian enter a crosswalk by 40 percent compared with no conversation. The effect was identical for drivers who talked on a hands-free phone.
With this evidence saying how much of crashing is caused by talking on the cell phone without a hands-free device I conclude that it should be illegal so that the car crashes are decreased and safety is increased.
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