Driving while distracted is a growing major public hazard. Cell phone use, texting, eating, grooming, talking to a friend, adjusting a radio, using a GPS or dealing with small children can easily distract drivers and cause accidents. Studies show that 80 percent of motor vehicle crashes are a direct result of driver inattention.
According to distraction.gov, an official U.S. government website created to raise awareness about this issue, there are three main types of distraction – 1) taking your hands off the wheel, 2) taking your eyes off the road, and 3) taking your mind off driving. Texting is considered the most serious distraction. Statistics show that individuals are 23 times more likely to crash while they are texting.