It is common to see the vehicle in front of you gradually slow or drift out of its lane, putting you and others in danger. These are signs of distracted driving, often caused by cell phone use. Don’t be a distracted driver.
At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, according to a survey from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That number has held steady since 2010. Meanwhile, a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute study showed that a quarter of teens respond to text messages once or more every time they drive. Twenty percent of teens and 10 percent of parents admit that they have extended, multi-message text conversations while driving.