Cell Phones While Driving

Melissa Morrow
ENGL 1101
Final Paper
Cell Phones While Driving
Communicating while driving isn’t necessarily a bad thing; however, using cell phones or texting may cause a driver distraction, making them prone to accidents. Albeit, cellular activity inside a vehicle has major drawbacks - nevertheless, it can be an efficient form of communication, providing the user with multiple capabilities such as the use of GPS, ability to take pictures, capture video, and more. While many people consider driving while talking on a cell phone to be a minor thing, many do not think of the consequences that can occur because of their ignorance.
The cell phone provides quality communication from virtually anywhere on the globe (that is; just as long as your provider has quality coverage). A cell phone, in the car or not, is also made to be able to communicate with anyone no matter where they are in the world. A cell phone gives you the capability to make a phone call in any situation at any time, whether you are lost and have to call a friend, have car problems, or are in an accident. However, in all of those situations, the cell phone is used when the car is stopped and is not traveling with other cars. Unfortunately, most people do not do this and continue, if possible, traveling down the road endangering the others in the car and on the road.
GPS, Global Positioning Systems, is a United States space-based radio navigation system that provides reliable positioning, navigation, and timing services to civilian users on a continuous worldwide basis. The GPS is made up of three parts: satellites orbiting the Earth, control and monitoring stations on Earth, and the GPS receivers owned by users. GPS satellites broadcast signals from space and are then picked up by the GPS receivers. Each GPS receiver then provides three-dimensional location plus the time. This, to most people, is the most efficient way to travel. However, if the GPS is not updated,...