Event Title

Text Messaging While Driving: Is It Time to Make a Change?

Location

CSU 284A

Start Date

4-4-2011 9:00 AM

End Date

4-4-2011 10:30 AM

Student's Major

Accounting and Business Law, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology, Computer Information Science

Student's College

Business

Mentor's Name

Vicki Luoma

Mentor's Department

Accounting and Business Law

Mentor's College

Business

Description

With people‘s busier lifestyles today, cell phone usage while driving in motor vehicles goes hand in hand. With this increasing cell phone usage while driving, the chances of distraction increase. This may lead to an increase in accidents. The purpose of this study is to find out how distracting cell phone use is while driving. 30 states currently ban handheld cell phone use while driving. Our research has shown that cell phone usage while driving is dangerous and leads to more accidents than need be.

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Apr 4th, 9:00 AM Apr 4th, 10:30 AM

Text Messaging While Driving: Is It Time to Make a Change?

CSU 284A

With people‘s busier lifestyles today, cell phone usage while driving in motor vehicles goes hand in hand. With this increasing cell phone usage while driving, the chances of distraction increase. This may lead to an increase in accidents. The purpose of this study is to find out how distracting cell phone use is while driving. 30 states currently ban handheld cell phone use while driving. Our research has shown that cell phone usage while driving is dangerous and leads to more accidents than need be.

Recommended Citation

Boland, Jeffrey; Cody Bergendahl; Suman Bhattarai; and Zac Bleninger. "Text Messaging While Driving: Is It Time to Make a Change?." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 4, 2011.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2011/oral-session-03/1