1570 E. Colorado Blvd, CA
October 15, 2019.
Mr. Tom Giff
Wally Grove Tribune
701 South Rose
Wally Grover, WI 55651
Dear Mr. Giff,
I am a member of the Journalism Club in South Elementary in Wally Grove, Wisconsin. I am hoping that
this letter shall be published in the “Opinion” Section of the Wally Grove Tribune.
Lack of seriousness while driving is a critical challenge affecting our road users, especially the drivers.
Lack of strict attention while driving, over speeding, reckless driving, swerving and slowing down are
some of driving misconducts done on the road. Mostly, people think that only drunkard drivers who are
associated with these behaviors. However, these misconducts are ascribed to the drivers who use their
cell phones while driving.
In my opinion, motorized vehicle drivers ought to be banned from using mobile phones when on the
road. Many road accidents result from the inattentiveness of the drivers because they are busy talking
or messaging using their cell phones. From the research, drivers are five times vulnerable to accidents
when using their cell phones while driving. With the ban on cell phone usage on roads for drivers, there
will be a tremendous decrease in accidents thus saving many lives.
More than 45 countries across the world have banned the use of mobile phones for all motorized
drivers. In the United States, 19 states have currently drafted laws and policies about cell phone usage
while driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides a recommendation for the
ban on cell phone usage while driving. Does this really send some information to us?
Despite any reason for the use of cell phones while driving, safety for other road users should be a
priority. The use of cell phones sways away from the driver's attention and concentration thus lacking
suitable judgment while on road.
Since we owe the community a high watch to our safety and the safety of others, let us join hands in
preventing unnecessary road accidents and save lives by abandoning our cell phones while on road.