It is pertinent to highlight that hands-free phones have also similar negative impacts during driving; both distracts attention, although hands-free cell phones do not require manual handling.
(Sturnguist, 2006)The nature of conversation on cell phones during driving differs and can have distinctive impacts on drivers.
Other main reason for the explosive growth of cell phones is the safety aspect.
Cell phones make it easy to contact during emergency even during driving although using cell phone while driving is mostly dangerous and not advisable, it provides the convenience of tackling emergency situation, listening music through hands-free, and tracking routes etc.
Different studies have reported hundreds of deaths during a year because of using cell phones during driving.
Several researchers have proved that using cell phones during driving makes driver more exposed to fatal accidents.
Studies have highlighted those drivers using cell phones react slowly and often make wrong decision causing serious accidents involving other vehicles also.
(Gravelle, 2005)Drivers demonstrates comparatively slower braking responses and also had low awareness of other traffic flowing through the roads ignoring their presence concentrating more on cell phones and less on roads as how other drivers are behaving.
Because of diversion in attention drivers reacts slowly to the traffic signals, missing them at times.
Decision making during driving is a critical factor giving drivers fraction of a second to make a swift decision about a given complex scenario.