We can save lives if we stop distracted driving. Investigating police officers identify distracted driving as the cause of an accident whenever possible. But this is not always possible. Most agencies believe that despite recent attention distracted driving remains under-reported as the cause of an accident. Hundreds of Americans die and thousands are seriously injured every year because of distracted drivers. Many people believe that most distracted drivers are teens. In Virginia in 2019, the age groups involved in the most distracted driving crashes are from 21 to 40 years of age.
Cellphone use while driving is certainly not the only behavior that causes distracted driving. It is, however, the one receiving the most attention and the one that can be externally controlled, if necessary. [Read more…]