The term “distracted driving” is usually associated with texting and mobile phone use, but modern teen drivers encounter a wide variety of high-tech diversions. While many parents discuss the dangers of driving and cell phone use with their teenage children, it’s important to consider the other ways teens are distracted while driving. Here are some
Distracted driving has become one of today’s most dangerous road hazards, even if you’re paying attention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1,153 American drivers are hurt and nine are killed every day in accidents where at least one of the drivers reports being sidetracked just before the crash.
Cities and states across the nation are banning hands-on cell phone use and texting while driving as the accident rate continues to go up. In fact, many say that either activity is just as dangerous as drunk driving. However, the smartphone may change that and make cell phone (hands-on) safe. Proponents are already working on