Accession Number:

ADA416587

Title:

Cellular Telephone Use While Driving: Growing Awareness of the Danger

Descriptive Note:

Major rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Cellular telephones CT made their debut in the mid 1980s. Today, they are a popular form of communication, with over 147.5 million US citizens subscribing to cellular telephone service.1 This number continues to rapidly increase, a trend that will likely persist. CTs have emergency, medical, and security benefits. Cellular telephone owners have used their CTs to report drunk drivers, request emergency medical treatment, and report serious crimes. Cellular telephone technology has advanced to the point where persons can use their CT to send and read electronic mail, search the Internet, play garnes, organize their calendar, and even take and send photographs.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE