Our lives revolve around our smartphones. As phones and smartphones increased in popularity, our attention spans are growing shorter, and our needs change based on what we allow to occupy our minds.
Distracted driving is when a person is driving and engages in another activity, such as eating, texting, or flipping through songs on their iPhone while driving. Texting while driving has become the most prominent form of distracted driving, so much so that organizations have created commercials dedicated to teaching their audience about the dangers of texting while driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving is so dangerous, it claimed 3,142 lives in 2019.
Traffic conditions are constantly changing, and we all need to focus on the road. Looking away for a second or two can lead to an accident. We all lead busy lives, but when we are behind the wheel, that quick text can wait.
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