This law would be much stricter than any current state law, and a drastic step towards vehicular safety. Enforcing a ban on mobiles would be as impractical as a ban on arguing with a spouse.
Never miss a story Choose the plan that's right for you. When you're driving and talking, "your eyes are still on the road. After all, now we can tweet and email from our cars, watch movies in the back and even go online.
One bus driver was fired. Cell phone law worth pain. Being able to carry multiple people in cars for example helps society through a reduction in carbon emissions as well as simply through a reduction in traffic.
Pedestrians who text are 4x less likely to look before crossing the street, cross in crosswalks, or obey traffic signals. Many States have introduced new laws including Indiana. Estimates indicate that such phone use has led to the death of 2, drivers annually in the U. One was a study by the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis that estimates 6 percent of vehicle crashes, causing about 2, deaths and 12, serious injuries per year, are attributable to cell phone use.
Massachusetts has some of the strictest texting while driving sanctions in the country and should be a model for others to follow.
This false sense of security could practically cause drivers to be less conscious of distractions and thus hurt in the long run. In one recent casefor example, an employee sued an employer and won, because his sexual text messages — sent on company-owned equipment — were read, after another supervisor told him that they would not be.
A teen driver with only one additional passenger doubles the risk of getting into a fatal car accident. Whilst they may be distracting, given the huge benefit they cause for society it is legitimate for them to be allowed.
This book serves as a comprehensive guide in establishing a policy to govern cell phone use, and will aid you in preventing instances of data theft, training employees, and managing emerging technology. According to a survey of 1, adults by the Pew Research Center, 24 percent of them said they felt obligated to take a call — even if it interrupted an important meeting.
An engineer was texting and missed a stop signal. As such the fact that other distractions exist, even if they are as harmful as cellphones, is no reason to not to ban their use. Teen drivers are 4x more likely than adults to get into car crashes or near-crashes when talking or texting on a cell phone.
Violators are also punished severely if they cause an accident while texting behind the wheel Chretien. You can do this by instructing employees to notify you or a manager of circumstances such as a pregnant spouse or infirmed family member, Flynn advises, in which case the ringer can be set to only sound when that person calls.
A heftier fine, as well as license suspension would be a strong deterrent for people to keep their fingers off the keypad.
Injured By a Texting Driver? Undoubtedly, drunk driving is another extremely large contributing factor in many deaths each year. One in 10 drivers surveyed said that, at least sometimes, they send text messages or emails while driving.
Were You Injured in an Accident? Individual cell phone bills are a pain on their own, and company bills can be even worse. Although it is very important that the United States takes action to unify and strictly enforce texting while driving laws, it is even more paramount that strong educational programs are made both available and mandatory to prospective drivers.
That was the case in a chain-reaction accident near Gray Summit, Missouri. This is why you should include language in your policy stating that employees should get permission to perform these activities.
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While no state has completely banned using cell phones behind the wheel, some states, including Indiana, restrict the use of cell phones and other telecommunication devices while driving in the interest of public safety.
Voicemail, however, can be just as efficient in communicating with others outside of work. In order to accomplish this, it is imperative that the government set guidelines and provide support for this program or install one of their own.Sep 11, · Anyone who has ever used a cellphone from a driver's seat has to admit that the things are distracting.
You have to root for the phone in your purse on the passenger seat when it rings. Thirty-six states and Washington, D.C. ban all cell phone use by newer drivers, while 19 states and Washington, D.C.
prohibit any cell phone use by school bus drivers if children are present.  Cell Phone Restrictions While Driving in the US and Territories . Nov 26, · No states have totally banned the use of cell phones while driving. What HAS been enacted by some states is that hands-free devices are required, as well as restrictions on who can use cell phones while driving, such as people under 18, bus drivers, (except in Status: Resolved.
Bold Plan Would Make it Illegal to Use a Cell Phone and Drive. Itasca, Ill (January 12, ) Many states have mandated that drivers must use a hands-free device if talking on a cell phone while operating an automobile.
Cell Phone Bans for Drivers: Wise Legislation? Robin Olson examines the research studies surrounding the issue of cell phones and driving. Since the conclusions rarely agree, he feels legislation banning cell phone use should wait until uniform data can be collected to accurately assess the problem.
Cell Phone Use While Driving should be Banned in all States Imagine you are driving down the road and you begin to notice the car in front of you is swerving. You start to wonder if the driver may be under the influence; you keep a close watch on the car, but keep your distance for safety precautions.Download