Different studies have reported hundreds of deaths during a year because of using cell phones during driving.
Several researchers have proved that using cell phones during driving makes driver more exposed to fatal accidents.
As already discussed, cell phones distract drivers' attention resulting in comparatively slow response to traffic signals and other related traffic events.
Studies have shown the fact that breaking reaction time is also slower while talking on a cell phone during driving.
Cell phones provide communication with greater flexibility.
It is, nowadays considered less fashion and more a utility providing several benefits.The complexity of conversation draws more attention of drivers, while simple or casual conversation is less distracting, however, both may produce same consequences.As such, the more complex a situation is higher are chances of distraction that presents a threat to road safety.Other main reason for the explosive growth of cell phones is the safety aspect.Cell phones make it easy to contact during emergency even during driving although using cell phone while driving is mostly dangerous and not advisable, it provides the convenience of tackling emergency situation, listening music through hands-free, and tracking routes etc.However, observations, experience, and studies all have highlighted the dangerous effects of using cell phones during driving, strictly unadvisable, and an illegal matter.The major drawback of using cell phones during driving is that it distracts attention of driver.Studies have highlighted those drivers using cell phones react slowly and often make wrong decision causing serious accidents involving other vehicles also.(Gravelle, 2005)Drivers demonstrates comparatively slower braking responses and also had low awareness of other traffic flowing through the roads ignoring their presence concentrating more on cell phones and less on roads as how other drivers are behaving.Because of diversion in attention drivers reacts slowly to the traffic signals, missing them at times.Decision making during driving is a critical factor giving drivers fraction of a second to make a swift decision about a given complex scenario.