This PSA Is A Stark Reminder To Put Your Phone Away When You Drive
With safety departments pushing the "don't text and drive" message, it's clear that using your phone while driving is a big no-no. What people sometimes forget, though, is that any form of distracted driving can have deadly consequences. In 2013, 3,154 people were killed in car accidents involving distraction drivers and another 424,000 people were injured. Using a cell phone in any way, eating, grooming, using a navigation system and adjusting the radio are all examples of ways in which the driver can take away full concentration from the task at hand, driving. Headset or bluetooth isn't the solution, either, as they haven't proven to be substantially safer. The best bet is to stow the phone before you go, and keep your eyes on the road.