Talking over phone while driving  

| Updated: October 25, 2017 04:08:39

Talking over phone while driving   

USING mobile phone while driving is quite common these days. It is widely considered dangerous due to its potential for causing distractions in driving. Due to the number of accidents that are related to receiving a phone while driving, some restrictions have been imposed. Many jurisdictions have enacted laws to ban handheld mobile phone use.

Only a few days ago, while I was driving my motorcycle in Hatirjheel area I saw a pedestrian trying to cross the road. At that time a private car driver who was talking over phone failed to notice the pedestrian and hit him. People on the road got hold of the driver and rebuked him strongly for talking over phone while driving. Luckily the pedestrian was not hurt seriously. We often find people using mobile phones while they are driving or crossing roads. When we drive we should remain alert and keep our eyes on the road. There are specific laws that prohibit talking on mobile phones while driving. But only the law is not enough and we must be conscious of the consequences of using phone while driving.  Sometimes I notice that drivers of public transports remain busy talking while they drive. This is dangerous to say the least as so many human lives depend on the drivers of public transports. Passengers, however, try to dissuade them. Not may drivers listen to them. All lives are invaluable and importance of life cannot be ignored under any circumstances whatsoever.

Mohammed Fahim

Moghbazar, Dhaka





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