Should cell phone usage while driving be banned?
Right now, some states have that law where they can give an underage (under 18) driver a ticket if they are using a cell phone while driving. But nothing for “adults” yet.
Granted, that would make things a tad difficult for me, since I use my phone constantly and do most of my business on the road. However, these are some things that really tick me off:
1. Driving at 35 miles per hour on a 45 mile zone.
2. Sticking close on my back bumper.
3. No turn signals when turning, which causes me to brake very quickly.
4. Passing into my lane, directly in front of me, and then giving their turn signal (obviously, since they can’t use two hands at once, like they’re suppose to, they have to one thing at a time…)
5. Passing straight on through a red light and causing people who are turning left to skreech to a halt and people making right turns on the other side to slam on their brakes. All while the driver who is talking on the phone is driving right on through and wondering why everyone else is running a red light.
I hope there is some kind of solution to this. I’ve had near accident events with people who are using their cell phones while driving.
I feel a little better with people who use hands-free units, but still, some people get way too focused on their conversation when they should be concentrating on not killing people on the road. Granted, there are still a lot of people who can multi-task and not run into people while driving and calling people, but….
Should using your cell phone while driving be banned? Do you ever do it? More women than men get into car accidents. Why do you think this is the case?