[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]Cell phones and driving

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[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]Cell phones and driving

I had a traffic accident a few days ago while waiting at a traffic signal. The other man was talking on a cell phone while he was driving. Everyone knows that it is dangerous to talk on a mobile phone while driving.
It is said that chances of a traffic accident are four to six times higher when driving while talking over the phone because a phone conversation will distract a driver’s concentration.
Some countries like Switzerland and Japan restrict mobile phone usage from behind the wheel. Singapore and Malaysia sentence drivers to three to six months in prison for using mobile phones behind the wheel.
In addition, the ringing of mobile phones creates serious inconvenience to others in theaters, libraries and hospitals. Citizens should be careful when using mobile phones in public places.

by Lee Gyeong-jae
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