Why Banning the Use of Cell Phones While Driving Should be Mandatory Nationwide
Consider the possible that one day you get a phone call from someone telling you that there was an accident and that your child is dead because a person using their cell phone wasn’t paying attention to the road. Would you be devastated? I sure would.
I am sure you believe that it would never happen to you, but do you want to take that risk. How many more people have to die before you even consider the ban on cell phones while driving?
I am going to talk to you about three cases where children no more than 6 years old died because they got hit by someone either talking on their cell phone, or just picking it up. By the time you finish listening to these stories I hope you really consider the ban before another person dies because of cell phone use.
Morgan Lee Pena
On November 2, 1999, 2 year old Morgan Lee Pena was in the car with her parents. A car who ran a stop sign because he was on the phone ended up crashing into the car that Morgan was in. Everyone survived the car crash except Morgan.
On March 24, 2005, 5 year old Dameatrius was just getting home from school. Bus driver had just stopped and put on his warning lights and stop sign so cars would stop so Dameatrius would be able to get out safely. While Dameatrius was getting out, another driver not paying attention to the road because she was picking up her phone that was ringing ended up hitting Dameatrius. Dameatrius died in the hospital the same day.
On May 29, 2006, 6 year old Jessalyn Sanders was walking home with her teen sister when she walked off the sidewalk to the curb and got hit by a pick-up truck. The driver had told the police that he was getting his phone that had fallen to the ground and did not see Jessalyn.
Consider if it was your child would you be supportive for this ban. If so I would like you to help prevent another fatality by following simple solutions. First, by voting yes when election comes to stop people from using their cell phones while driving. Second, to just park on the side of the road if you need to answer the phone or talk to someone. These two is not much to ask. Which is important life or your cell phone?