Well, to the many who do, it is a way of communication in a car. Cell phones have been known to distract the driver from concentrating on the road. But is it really worth banning? A majority of the nation agrees to ban cell phones in the use by the driver. Our nation is based on a democracy and if the people want cell phones banned, it should be outlawed. The majority of the nation agrees that cell phones are a distraction on the road.
I, as a driver, too, think that cell phone use while driving is a distraction. Even though I personally don’t own a phone, I have used one. I noticed that talking on the cellular phone and driving doesn’t make it hard to focus on the road. But it is difficult and a major distraction to dial-up a number without losing focus on the road. Dialing a number is the main distraction about cell phones and driving. My friend has been in close call accidents where he was dialing up a number and wasn’t paying attention to the road and almost went onto a head on collision. After that we both agreed that is why cell phones should be banned. A cell phone’s purpose in the car should be for emergency such as an accident or used by a passenger.
People smoking while driving should also be banned too. Again there isn’t a distraction while smoking, I believe, but there is when you want to light it up. For a moment you have to concentrate on lighting it up and not the road and in that moment you could collide with an oncoming car. How about CB radios used by the police or truck drivers. I don’t think that they should be banned considering they are used for emergency and not for personal joy like how most people use the cell phone. Truckers and police officers hardly ever get into accidents because of distraction of CB radios unlike the use of cell phones by civilians. Also, if having dogs stick their heads out the window is a distraction, then roll up the window. There are many distractions while driving but some of them are easy to fix or just left to the selected few.
Cell phone use by the driver should be banned. It is distracting to dial-up the number while driving, which may cause accidents. There are other distractions that should also be banned like smoking cigarettes but will it happen? Banning cell phones from the driver will reduce accidents. The majority of the nation will also agree it upon.