Should we regulate cell phones?
Name Professor Subject Date Regulating Cellphone Use Dionne discussed in his essay , Tough Call on Cellphones (n .d , the issue on the use of cellphones while driving . He said that the matter has everything and anybody can argue on any aspect of it such as risk vs . security , individual right vs . the common good and the role that the government has to play in the face of the controversy . He added that unlike abortion , cellphone matters need not deal with difficult religious and moral issues thus , liberals and conservatives
Regulating Cellphone Use
Dionne discussed in his essay , Tough Call on Cellphones (n .d , the issue on the use of cellphones while driving . He said that the matter has everything and anybody can argue on any aspect of it such as risk vs . security , individual right vs . the common good and the role that the government has to play in the face of the controversy . He added that unlike abortion , cellphone matters need not deal with difficult religious and moral issues thus , liberals and conservatives
can peaceably debate on it and even take unexpected sides . Being a self-confessed user of cellphone while driving , Dionne stated that discussing the issue gave him the opportunity to face his personal contradictions--despite knowing the dangers of using his cellphone on the road and the difficulty of focusing both on dialing numbers and driving , he still can 't prevent himself from using it , instead , he even loves the habit . Among his reasons are the comfort of being able to talk to a friend while in the middle of traffic and the time it saves him in confirming his appointments . He admitted however the trouble his habit brings . No matter how much we like our cellphones , we cannot for an instant pretend that that they are not a distraction - even if we would all insist that we are oh , so careful in using them (Dionne , n .pag
Unlike Dionne who tried to justify his use of the steering wheel and his cellphone simultaneously , Paul Mulshine showed a different side in his essay , End the Hands-Off Policy on Cellphone Users (n .d ) as he narrated his experience as a third person being pestered by drivers who fail to observe proper driving because they are busy yapping ' on their cellphones . Aside from this , he also argued that the use of cellphone should not be equated with eating and turning on the radio because practice would dictate that these actvities are done only when the other hand is free and at a time of one 's choosing . Normally , these activities can also be easily stopped to concentrate on hitting the brakes or using the blinkers whereas when someone is talking on the phone , rarely does one cut the conversation to use the signal light or take a full time to push the brakes . Drivers on cellphones would normally go on and make their turn without signal causing menace on the road and to other drivers . With the roads getting crowded by the day we dont need another distraction (Mulshine , n .pag . Mulshine pointed that if only drivers would concentrate on their driving rather than on their cellphones and picking their nose , then maybe there would be a fewer number of people who would fail to signal , put on their blinkers or speed off despite pedestrians crossing and cars leaving parking lots In opposition to those conservatives , who protested the cellphone ban in New York and New Jersey for being against the principles of liberty , he...
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