Dec 2017 | Green & Prospering Communities

SHOULD GOVERNMENTS REGULATE DISTRACTED CROSS WALKING?
ALEKS DZINTARS, PSD RESEARCH

Distracted driving is the most common example of the dangers posed by smartphones. Using a smartphone while driving decreases the amount of time that drivers pay attention to the road in front of them, thus increasing the risk of an accident. Recognizing the risk of this phenomenon, laws and strict penalties exist in order to deter drivers from both driving and operating their smartphones at the same time. The fines for distracted driving across North America range from under $100 in California to $10,000 in Alaska.[i]

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