The phone, argued to be one of the worlds greatest inventions.

Since it was created, the phrase “Get off the phone!” has been yelled throughout households all around the world. Whether you had chores to do, homework, or you were just running up the bill, you had to get off the phone.

Now, things are different. The introduction of cell phones allowed people to communicate wherever and whenever. Now, with smartphones, people can update their social networks or send a text with the simple swipe of a finger or touch of a button. Some people like to do these things a lot, including while they are driving, which is why 2012 might be the year that we see a nationwide ban on the use of cellphones, as well as hands free devices,while behind the wheel.¬†Deborah Hersman, the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, said that “No call, no text, no update is worth a human life.” and she is right. Why risk the lives of yourself or others? You can wait to say “Lol cool” back to your friend, you can finish the call before you get on the road, and Facebook isn’t going anywhere.

A driver distracted by a phone is just as bad as one under the influence, and people realize this, which is why 2012 may be the year to “Get off the phone!” for good.

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