Accident By Cell Phone

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gathered hundreds of pages of research and warnings about the hazards of drivers using cell phones…The findings included:

What’s missing?

An increase in the number of accidents.  That’s what is missing.

25 percent of accidents are a result of driver distraction.  Cell phone use while driving has increased 50 percent.  So cell phone use is increasingly cited as the cause of the accident.

But it isn’t the cell phone.

The accident is caused by the distracted driver.  If the driver did not have the phone to be distracted by, then he or she would find something else.  All the laws prohibiting cell phone use while driving will do nothing to cut down the number of accidents.