As technology has advanced, so has the need to remain in contact with friends, family, and loved ones. Mobile phones have continued to be one of the leading providers of social media, as well as social interaction. From phone calls, to texting services, to voice calls, mobile phones have arisen as one of the most prominent forms of communication. With that being said, mobile phones have advantages, as well as disadvantages.
Mobile phones have opened doors that were previously unheard of. In the past, if you ended up stranded in the middle of nowhere, you had to find a way to get in touch with help. These days, mobile phones allow us to be in touch with emergency personnel, family, friends, and loved ones in an instant. If on a trip in an unfamiliar place while needing help, mobile phones allow us to remain in touch with loved ones, letting them know we are safe.
However, as much help as mobile phones seem to offer, there are downsides. Mobile phones give off radiation. This radiation is still being studied by global scientific communities and it remains to be seen whether this type and amount of radiation is safe for human consumption or not. As of now, there is no reason to be alarmed, but keep in mind, the general public continues to use mobile phones and the general safety consensus is still unsure.
Furthermore, the epidemic of people using their mobile phones while driving is becoming an increasing hazard on the road. People are not only using their mobile phone to talk while driving, but also to text and access the internet while behind the wheel. This creates more of a hazard on the highway than drunk and distracted driving.
If you are a mobile phone user, it is important for you to educate yourself as to the risks and benefits of using such a device. Caution should always be taken when using a mobile phone while driving and the best idea is to wait until you are stopped completely, or pulled over, to use your mobile device to send text or email messages, as well as make mobile phone calls. Allow yourself to devote your full attention to the road and to devote attention to your vehicle when driving. Mobile technology can be a blessing, but it can also cause a fatal accident if used improperly.