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Aug. 3, 2012

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Session Transcript - English - Literature, 7/25/2012 12:21PM - Tutor.comSession Date: 7/25/2012 12:21PM
Length: 11.2 minute(s)
Subject: English - Literature


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[00:00:00] *** Please note: All sessions are recorded for quality control. ***

Alexis (Customer)
[00:00:00] I need help finding a statistic that pertains to: The number of car accidents that were caused by people talking on cell phones for non-emergency purposes

Dylan G (Tutor)
[00:00:07] Hi Alexis!

Alexis (Customer)
[00:00:08] Hello

Dylan G (Tutor)
[00:00:12] Welcome to tutor.com . How can I help you?

[00:01:32] I see you're looking for help with finding a statistic online... can you help me with some specifics?

Alexis (Customer)
[00:02:26] Well I have this outline for my public speaking class... The topic is: Why banning the use of cell phones should be mandatory nationwide
[00:02:42] and I need to research a statistic to back up my points

Dylan G (Tutor)
[00:02:57] Ah, ok. Wait, do you mean banning the use of cell phones while driving?

Alexis (Customer)
[00:03:04] yes

Dylan G (Tutor)
[00:04:09] Ok. Well I'm looking up some stuff on this...

Alexis (Customer)
[00:04:13] I need one that talks about the number of accidents that were caused when people were talking on their cell phones during a non emergency purpose or scenario

Dylan G (Tutor)
[00:04:20] Hmm
[00:05:18] You might try looking through this site: http://www.nsc.org/Pages/Home.aspx It's the website of the national safety council, and a couple articles about cell phone safety while driving linked me to studies from there

Alexis (Customer)
[00:06:31] ok

Dylan G (Tutor)
[00:07:42] Basically, I'm not finding a specific study/statistic on that number just by googling, but I bet that if it exists you'll be able to find it somewhere like that.
[00:07:55] The AAA foundation may also have something in this article, or it may link to similar studies: http://www.aaafoundation.org/resources/index.cfm?button=cellphone
[00:09:31] Do you think this will help you? The best way to approach something like this is to look for access to the statistics or studies underlying a lot of the articles you might find...
[00:10:04] Most online news articles will cite their sources for things like this, and those sources will have a broader range of information than the articles end up using
[00:10:13] Is there anything else I can help you with today
[00:10:13] ?

Alexis (Customer)
[00:10:30] No, thank you very much
[00:10:33] I got it! Thanks!
[00:10:34] I got it! Thanks!

Dylan G (Tutor)
[00:10:37] Great!
[00:10:45] Please fill out the survey when we leave the session, it helps me a lot!
[00:10:48] Good luck!

Alexis (Customer)
[00:10:52] Thanks

Dylan G (Tutor)
[00:11:02] Thanks for using tutor.com