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URL:

http://www.vtti.vt.edu/featured/?p=193

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“Text messaging, browsing and dialing resulted in the longest duration of drivers taking their eyes off the road. Text messaging increased the risk of a crash or near-crash by two times and resulted in drivers taking their eyes off the road for an average of 23 seconds total. Activities performed when completing a phone call (reaching for a phone, looking up a contact and dialing the number) increased crash risk by three times. There is no direct increased crash risk from the specific act of talking on a cell phone. However, visual-manual tasks (locating the phone, looking at the phone and touching the phone) are always involved when using a hand-held cell phone. This makes the overall use of a hand-held cell phone riskier when driving. Even portable hands-free and vehicle-integrated hands-free cell phone use involved visual-manual tasks at least half of the time, which is associated with a greater crash risk.”

MLA Citation:

“New VTTI Study Results Continue to Highlight the Dangers of Distracted Driving.” vtti.vt.edu. Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, 29 May 2013.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://www.vtti.vt.edu/featured/?p=193>.

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APA Citation:

New VTTI study results continue to highlight the dangers of distracted driving. (2013, May 29). Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. Retrieved from http://www.vtti.vt.edu/featured/?p=193

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CREDIBLE SOURCE

URL:

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811737.pdf

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“■ Ten percent of fatal crashes in 2011 were reported as distraction-affected crashes.

■ Seventeen percent of injury crashes in 2011 were reported as distraction-affected crashes.

■ In 2011, 3,331 people were killed in crashes involving distracted drivers and an estimated additional 387,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.

■ Of those people killed in distraction-affected crashes, 385 died in crashes in which at least one of the drivers was using a cell phone (12% of fatalities in distraction-affected crashes) at the time of the crash. Use of a cell phone includes talking/listening to a cell phone, dialing/texting a cell phone, or other cell-phone-related activities. “

MLA Citation:

“Traffic Safety Facts.” www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, Apr. 2013.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811737.pdf>.

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APA Citation:

Traffic safety facts. (2013). National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. Retrieved from http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811737.pdf

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CREDIBLE SOURCE

URL:

http://publicmind.fdu.edu/texting/final.pdf

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“More New Jersey drivers than ever admit to sending text messages from behind the wheel, with 25% now saying that they have done so in the past few years, a 20% increase from last year, when 21% said that they had done so. In 2008, only 15% of drivers said that they had sent a text while driving. According to a recent study by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind Poll, co-sponsored by the state’s Division of Highway Traffic Safety, despite this increase in texting and high levels of speeding among young people and commuters, New Jersey drivers say that their neighbors in New York are the worst behind a wheel. In previous years, increases in texting were sparked by drivers under the age of 30, but this is no longer the case. While the youngest drivers are more likely to text than any other age group (56% of drivers under age 30 say that they’ve sent a text while behind the wheel), the increase in this year’s study can be attributed to drivers aged 30 to 60. In this year’s study, 37% of drivers 30 to 44 years of age say they’ve sent a text while driving, up 9 points from last year, and 17% of drivers 45 to 60 years of age say they’ve done so, up from 12% in 2009. Among drivers between 30 and 60 years of age, the number who admit to texting while driving has increased dramatically since 2008. “

MLA Citation:

“Jersey Drivers Text More; Say New Yorkers Are Worse.” publicmind.fdu.edu. Fairleigh Dickinon University, 10 Jul. 2010.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://publicmind.fdu.edu/texting/final.pdf>.

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APA Citation:

Jersey drivers text more; say New Yorkers are worse. (2010, Jul. 10). Fairleigh Dickinson University. Retrieved from http://publicmind.fdu.edu/texting/final.pdf

In-Text: (“Jersey drivers text more”, 2010)

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URL:

https://www.msu.edu/~jsherry/Site/NatureNurture.pdf

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“Nearly 30 years ago, Alexander Thomas and Stella Chess (1977) offered a version of human development that consisted of a compromise between the nature and nurture perspectives. In the time since, great advances have been made in understanding human psychology. It is past time for media effects researchers to embrace the interactionist perspective offered by Thomas and Chess and embraced by legions of human behavior researchers. There is no longer any question among most developmental psychologists, cognitive scientists, neuroscientists, and biologists that nature interacts with nurture to determine human behavior.”

MLA Citation:

Sherry, John L. “Media Effects Theory and the Nature/Nurture Debate: A Historical Overview and Directions for Future Research.” msu.edu. Michigan State University, 2004.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <https://www.msu.edu/~jsherry/Site/NatureNurture.pdf>.

In-Text: (Sherry)

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APA Citation:

Sherry, J. L. (2004). Media Effects Theory and the Nature/Nurture debate: A historical overview and directions for future research. Michigan State University. Retrieved from https://www.msu.edu/~jsherry/Site/NatureNurture.pdf

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Note on citations: We used the format for citing a website page for the MLA citation. The research paper itself lists Purdue University, where the author had done the research; However, the credible source is found on Michigan State University’s website, where the author now seems to be employed. The OWL guide states one should list the website name and organization affiliated with the website (msu.edu and Michigan State University, respectively) in the citation. Since the source is being accessed through the web this is appropriate, though the original publisher does not appear to be MSU. Please consider your specific requirements and guidelines when preparing your bibliography.

 

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URL:

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/apr/22/group-proposes-allowing-cell-phone-use-in-school/

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“”The culture is changing and (phones) are becoming a larger part of life, and it’s unreasonable to expect phones to be off all day,” said Drew Stover, a Bearden High senior and member of the Knoxville/Knox County Mayor’s Youth Action Council.”

MLA Citation:

Alapo, Lola. “Group proposes allowing cell phone use in school”. knoxnews.com. Scripps Interactive Newspaper Co., 22 Apr. 2010.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/apr/22/group-proposes-allowing-cell-phone-use-in-school/>.

In-Text: (Alapo)

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APA Citation:

Alapo, L. (22 Apr, 2010). Group proposes allowing cell phone use in school. Retrieved from http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/apr/22/group-proposes-allowing-cell-phone-use-in-school/

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URL:

http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/on-education/2009/06/23/one-third-of-teens-use-cellphones-to-cheat-in-school

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“Forget passing handwritten notes underneath desks or inking your arm with essential math formulas before a killer test. If students today want to cheat, they have a more insidious tool at their disposal: cellphones. More than one third of teens with cellphones admit to having stored information on them to look at during a test or texting friends about answers, a new survey finds.”

MLA Citation:

Miners, Zach. “One Third of Teens Use Cellphones to Cheat in School”. usnews.com. US News and World Report LP, 23 Jun. 2009.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/on-education/2009/06/23/one-third-of-teens-use-cellphones-to-cheat-in-school>.

In-Text: (Miners)

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APA Citation:

Miners, Zach. (23 Jun, 2009). One Third of Teens Use Cellphones to Cheat in School. Retrieved from http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/on-education/2009/06/23/one-third-of-teens-use-cellphones-to-cheat-in-school

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URL:

http://www.fcc.gov/guides/texting-while-driving

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Sample:

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2010 driver distraction was the cause of 18 percent of all fatal crashes – with 3,092 people killed – and crashes resulting in an injury – with 416,000 people wounded.

MLA Citation:

“The Dangers of Texting While Driving”. fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commision, n.d.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://www.fcc.gov/guides/texting-while-driving>.

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APA Citation:

The Dangers of Texting While Driving. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.fcc.gov/guides/texting-while-driving

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URL:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/04/telephone-calls-recorded-fbi-boston

Samples:

“The real capabilities and behavior of the US surveillance state are almost entirely unknown to the American public because, like most things of significance done by the US government, it operates behind an impenetrable wall of secrecy. But a seemingly spontaneous admission this week by a former FBI counterterrorism agent provides a rather startling acknowledgment of just how vast and invasive these surveillance activities are.”

“Let’s repeat that last part: “no digital communication is secure”, by which he means not that any communication is susceptible to government interception as it happens (although that is true), but far beyond that: all digital communications – meaning telephone calls, emails, online chats and the like – are automatically recorded and stored and accessible to the government after the fact. To describe that is to define what a ubiquitous, limitless Surveillance State is.”

MLA Citation:

Greenwald, Glenn. Guardian.co.uk. Guardian News and Media Limited, 4 May. 2013.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/04/telephone-calls-recorded-fbi-boston>.

In-Text: (Greenwald)

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APA Citation:

Greenwald, G. (4 May, 2013). Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?. Retrieved from http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/04/telephone-calls-recorded-fbi-boston

In-Text: (Greenwald, 2013)

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