You have to remember that half of our fellow drivers are toodling along in double-digit IQ Land, and can barely muster the brain power to operate a vehicle safely under any circumstance.
We can’t stop it – I see cops chatting on their cells all the time – but there could be a concept of willful dangerous distraction, with fines drastically multiplied when a traffic offense involves phone talking or texting.
Although, there are grave negative impacts of using cell phones during driving it is pertinent, for the sake of arguments, to present benefits also. The most important benefit of cell phones during driving is again the security factor. During emergency situations cell phones can provide help and driver can make emergency calls, even reporting any dangerous scenario such as roadside accidents. Through cell phones a driver can locate the desired route. Furthermore, using FMs on cell phones can provide information about weather and traffic. (Sturnguist, 2006)
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Cell phone technology is based on radio technology that was developed from the 1940’s onward. For instance, the beginning of cell phones can be traced to the innovation in taxi cabs, police cars, and other service vehicles where two way radios allowed taxi drivers or police officers to communicate with one another or with a central base. Early cell phone communication technology can even be traced back to individuals with special radios that patch into a phone line via live operator to make a phone call.