Should drivers be prohibited from using cell phones?

In 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that about 995 died in motor vehicles in the United States due to the use of mobile phones. Various research has shown that the use of mobile phones increases the risk of accidents to motorists, passengers, and pedestrians. Despite these reports, the use of mobile phones by drivers continues unabated. There are two dangers associated with the use of mobile phones while driving.

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These risks of fatalities, loss of properties and injuries cannot be compared with the benefits that accrue to a driver when a phone is used during driving. Some of the essential communications that results to these benefits are the ones that are more likely to cause accidents because the drivers pay a lot of attention to them.

Bill, O’Boyle. “In Focus: Distracted driving a deadly epidemic on region’s roads.” Tribune Business News (2015): 2-18. Print.

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