Today, cellular phones are everywhere. People have them in their homes, in their cars, gym bags and even in their school lockers. Although they just came out in Colorado a little more than 20 years ago, cell phones are everywhere today. …
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In the state of Colorado, people continue to use their cell phones while driving. This is dangerous and is something which is presently being tackled by state authorities. While I am passionate about the dangers associated with cell phone use and driving, I understand that there are certain instances in which cell phone use and driving a car can be necessary. Although I feel that talking or texting while driving is a dangerous practice that should be banned throughout the country, I understand that some people might be resistant to a total ban. How can we find common ground on this important issue?Importantly, there are certain instances in which it is sometimes necessary to use a cell phone while driving. Say for instance, you are driving along the highway and you notice a stalled car and a driver in distress. In this instance it is obviously permissible to pick up your cell phone and call 911. What if you are driving a car and you witness an accident or a mugging or shooting on the road? In either or these instances it is permissible to use your cell phone to call for help. While I understand that there are exceptional circumstances in which cell phone use while driving a car is a must. There certainly are exceptions to every rule. While I am against talking on the phone or texting while driving, the purpose of the above is to show that I am able to seek common ground on this issue.
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