Is it worth using mobile phones in cars?
According to data from Cellular Telecommunications Industry Union, more than 100 million U.S. automobilists are talking on mobile phones when they drive a car.
Drivers speaking on mobile phone
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reports that at any moment of the day about 8 percent of all drivers are speaking on a mobile phone.
Luckily, the percentage of drunk automobilists at any given time is much lower. The number of car accidents is not so high, only because 92 percent of drivers don't use cell phones and they compensate those on cell phones.
Mobile phone usage is not a sole distraction for automobilists. The scientists cite such activities as speaking to their passengers, eating, drinking, smoking, putting on makeup and listening to music as the oldest reasons of distraction.
But some researches give facts that people talking on phones in cars are not less dangerous on the roads than drunk drivers. Also the study of University of Utah confirms the fact that motorists talking on handheld or hands-free cell phones are not better in responding to road situation than drunk drivers.
One of the probable solutions
One of the solutions that can lower the number of accidents due to cell phones usage may be embedment of cell phone jammers in cars. Such proposals have already discussed in some countries. And some states in the USA have already passed laws forcing car owners to build in their car a cell phone jammer. This is not a simple issue, because it concerns people’s liberties and deeply established way of behaving in cars.
Cell phone distraction is more dangerous than other distracting activities. Talking on cell phones draw much of your attention and when a driver will need to quickly make a decision on the road it would be much more difficult. And as statistics shows such situations emerge often. And from this point of view, proposals of embedding of cell phone jammers in the cars sound quite reasonable.
The including of phone jammers in every car is legal, and with proper usage can be very effective.
And the range of mobile phone jammer activity is limited to half a meter around a car.
The device can be set to do only things that you need. It is possible to set the device for prohibiting only texting or emailing or even all phone functions. However, 911 emergency call are always enabled.
Jammers in cars
Jammers cell phone are working very conveniently. They don’t suppress all your phone signals, but they work when the engine is running or when the car is not parked. So you still can use your phone while being in the park or in road accident to call for help. The device also can be set to do only things that you need. It is possible to set the device for prohibiting only texting or emailing or even all phone functions. However, 911 emergency calls are always enabled. So jammer mobile will not prevent you from reaching help in dangerous situations.