Proving that a driver was actually texting, moreover, often requires prosecutors to subpoena a suspect's phone records — an onerous task to pursue in the name of a mere traffic violation.Even if these records were obtained, they wouldn't guarantee proof of criminal behavior, since many users now text through third-party apps such as Whats App or Viber, which circumvent traditional texting networks.
For example, accidents get reported to 911 rapidly, traffic updates occur more often because citizens call and report back ups, and drivers who need to be taken off the road because of being intoxicated or just plain reckless will be located quicker and easier.
I do, however, believe that more safety precautions need to be taken for individuals who will be talking on their phones while driving.
Unfortunately, many of these daily operations occur while the individual is driving.
As a result, many accidents have taken place in the last ten years due to the use of cellular phones while on the road.
The use of cellular phones has spread like wild fire in the last ten years.
It has become a part of everyday life for many American citizens, and a good number of people depend on them to carry out daily operations.One of the most recent advancements in cellular technology are the hands-free phone kits...Distracted driving continues to pose a major safety risk across the United States, and it's a problem that can't be solved through legislation alone.Recent data, however, suggest that these measures haven't had much of an impact. Motao Zhu point out, distracted driving-related fatalities increased by 22 percent between 20, despite an overall decrease in crash-related deaths.The authors also point to a recent study from the University of North Texas, which found that increased texting volumes alone resulted in an additional 16,000 crash-related fatalities between 20.Phones are being created by Erricson, Motorolla, and Nokia today in which offer a hands-free cell phone so that you can keep both hands on the wheel while driving and talking (Goodman).Some of these come in the form of headsets and give the user a voice activated sequence, which allows you to talk into the speaker, and the number will instantly be dialed.In a survey, Coben and Zhu found that 40 percent of drivers continue to use their cellphones while driving, with 15 percent admitting to texting from behind the wheel.Given that these figures were self-reported, Coben's results likely underestimate the true prevalence of distracted driving.This leads me to believe that if people can't concentrate on the road while talking on a cell phone, they shouldn't talk at all while driving.Rather than restricting access, the goal should be to provide in-vehicle information systems and safer means to using your cellular phone while driving.