Write any expository composition showing comparison and contrast between things, events, situations, places, actions, ideas or a problem.
Difficulty: Easy

“Use and Misuse of the mobile phones”

For some people, cell phones are a wonderful convenience of modern life; for others, they are irritating contraptions that should be banned from public areas. A mobile phone or cell phone is an electronic telecommunication device with the same basic capability as a conventional fixed-line telephone, but which is also entirely portable and is not required to be connected with a wire to the telephone network.

The mobile phone itself has also become a totemic and fashion object, with users decorating, customizing, and adding different accessories to their mobile phones to reflect their personalities. This has emerged as a separate industry. People have made mobile phones into status symbols instead of necessities, especially young boys and girls. It is a matter of great prestige when they carry the least model every fortnight to college. This has given rise to an increase in criminal and unethical activities so that they can get extra money to satisfy this growing need to snob.

Another controversial but more deadly concern is the correlation with road traffic accidents. Several studies have shown that motorists have a much higher risk of collisions and losing control of the vehicles while talking on the mobile telephone simultaneously while driving, even when using ‘hand-free’ systems. One can see every second person on the road with a crooked and half-titled neck either driving a car or riding a motorcycle.

Mobiles have been a major distraction on roads and are proving to be as harmful as driving under the influence of alcohol. Accidents involving a driver being distracted by talking on a mobile phone have begun to be prosecuted as negligence similar to driving while intoxicated. In some countries, such as Ireland, Singapore, Brazil, Australia, Austria, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and France, as well as several states in the United States, driving while using a mobile phone is illegal, though an exception is often made if the phone is equipped up to us to let it guide our lives or to allow our sense of reason to control the right use of technology.