The headlines lately are filled with tragedies relating to the risk and danger that goes hand-in-hand with cell phone use while driving. According to a recent one-year study, nearly 800,000 drivers in the United States were talking on the phone or text messaging while behind the wheel. In addition to these statistics, 6,000 people were killed in auto accidents due to cell phone use while driving; in some situations, it was because they were using their cell phone, but in other situations, it was another driver’s texting or cell phone use that resulted in their fatal accident.
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Common examples of cell phone use while driving that have resulted in car accidents include the following:
How does cell phone use while driving impact the driver and other motorists and passengers on the road? Texting while driving has proven to affect a driver’s judgment, similarly the way being under the influence would affect a driver’s judgment. Parents of younger, inexperienced drivers are particularly concerned that the combination of cell phone use and lack of experience will lead to tragic results. In a recent survey conducted by AAA, 24 percent of teenage motorists admit to text messaging while driving. Additionally, law enforcement agencies throughout the country have reported more teenage accidents as a result of distractions from cell phone use.
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