Driving Safety

Driving and Cell Phones

When cell phones first appeared over forty-three years ago, they were bulky devices that were unattainable to the average person. Yet, in the modern world, nearly everyone owns not only a cellphone but a smartphone. With these added features and conveniences come new dangers and distractions. Easily the biggest danger of cell phones is the distraction they cause while driving. According to a survey done by Erie Insurance, one third of drivers admit to texting behind the wheel while three quarters of drivers have seen others texting and driving. A lot of people forget just how dangerous driving is. Despite the fact that most Americans drive on a daily basis, the vast majority of people take driving much less seriously than they should. Part of the reason why so many people text and drive must be due to the idea that bad things only ever happen to someone else. This…