If there's a problem on the road, cell phones allow us to call for roadside assistance or medical help we can report problems: a drunk driver, a stranded motorist, an obstacle in the road. Fatal accidents caused by cell phone use are under-reported [infographic] we can all agree that texting while driving, making calls on the road and cell phone distraction in general is a problem but it turns out that the problem is worse than it appears. Cell phone use while driving has increased so significantly within the last few years that, at any time during the day, as many as 10 percent of all drivers are using a hand-held or hands-free phone. Ten ways to avoid car accidents a national safety council study released last month indicates that seat belt use varies widely from state to state and the lack of drivers buckling up continues to be a leading cause of traffic accidents across america.
The contribution of the use of cell phones to road accidents pages 2 words 1,356 view full essay more essays like this: not sure what i'd do without @kibin. Even these simple tools can help reduce the impact cell phone use has when your employees are on the road in the mean time, the ghsa says it needs more data, so it wants states to pay attention to the causes of accidents and record as many details as possible. More than a quarter of all car crashes in america are likely caused by cell phone use, a study by the nation safety council has shown according to the nsc, the estimate for crashes caused by texting rose to at least 6% in 2013. An average individual in the sample had been involved in 04 road accidents since acquiring a mobile phone 021 accidents occurred while he or she or the other driver(s) was using a mobile phone.
Our findings conclude that the problem of cell phone related accidents in texas has risen sharply since 2014 specifically, the data shows that the northern portion of harris county has seen an enormous increase in cell phone related crashes over the past two years, which we explore further below. A total of 476 people died in fatal crashes that involved the use of cell phones or other cell-phone-related activities as distractions it would be safe to say that teen drivers, in combination with cell phones, is a recipe for disaster. 70% of drivers now admit to using their mobile phone while driving distracted drivers from mobile phone use is now regarded as the #1 safety issue on our roads globally these accidents are completely preventable. Objectives to explore the effect of drivers' use of mobile (cell) phones on road safety design a case-crossover study setting perth, western australia participants 456 drivers aged ≥ 17 years who owned or used mobile phones and had been involved in road crashes necessitating hospital attendance. Cell phones are for emergency use only pull safely over to the side of the road top 10 tips for preventing teen accidents 1 comm-210a 8 2 9 3 10 4 5 6 7.
Cell phone use is an increasingly significant problem on the roads and as the us national safety council compiled more than 30 studies postulating that hands-free is not a safer option, because the brain remains distracted by the conversation and cannot focus solely on the task of driving. Data on socioeconomic traits and on mobile phone availability, frequency of use, and contribution to road accidents were obtained seventy-three percent ofthe sample drivers owned a mobile phone, had owned it for nearly 25 years, and had made 14 calls during an average daily trip. There are three main causes of road accidents in malaysia according to the star, inspector-general of police tan sri mohamad fuzi harun said those causes were fatigue, use of mobile phones. Cell phone use causes one out of every four car accidents in addition to talking and texting, taking photos, watching videos, and looking at gps readouts increasingly distract drivers in this section, we review the following topics.
Smartphones and the rise of child accidents using a mobile while walking down the street is a challenge for most adults, but new figures reveal that children may be even more at risk from life. Cell phone workplace safety and personal use while the majority of major accidents come from distracted driving, workers on foot should not use cell phones in or around a work site, as they risk placing themselves in danger while distracted. The harsh reality is one out every four car accidents on the road today are caused by texting and driving consider this: if you are driving at 90 kilometers per hour (55 mph), you will have covered the length of a football field in the time it takes to send a text message. Bentong: the use of mobile phones while driving and riding has been identified as the main cause of road accidents in the country transport minister datuk seri liow tiong lai said the ministry would ask the malaysian institute of road safety research (miros) to conduct a study to show that it was a serious matter that needed to be given attention by road users.
There currently is a lot of interest in making & creating laws to protect people from hazards from cell phone use however, we need to keep in mind that no matter what laws are created for the most part, people who are foolish & irrisponsible enough to talk / text on a cell phone in traffic while driving will do so no matter what. However, although the risk associated with carrying passengers is lower than that associated with mobile phone use, it is likely to have a higher contribution to accidents because of the higher. A worrying shift in attitudes to mobile phone use behind the wheel has caused an alarming rise in the number of people making calls, texting and even recording videos illegally when they should be paying attention to the road. Using cell phones while walking could have worse consequences than finger fatigue research shows that pedestrian injuries related to cell phone use are on the rise a recent study conducted by.
Young people cycling while using their phones is a common sight in this country of 17 million where, according to the cyclists' union, there are more than 18 million bikes. The contribution of passengers versus mobile phone use to motor vehicle crashes resulting in hospital attendance by the driver accident analysis and prevention nov 200739(6):1170-1176. Mobile phone use while driving is common, but it is widely considered dangerous due to its potential for causing distracted driving and accidents due to the number of accidents that are related to conducting calls on a phone and texting while driving, some jurisdictions have made the use of calling on a phone while driving illegal.