According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more and more motorists are involved in more and more accidents every year because they are distracted while behind the wheel. One of the most common culprits is a handheld device..statistics show that up to half of all drivers admit to sending or reading text messages while driving. The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that cell phones alone play a part in about 1.6 million motor vehicle accident every year.
Experts say the distractions take three forms:
- visual distractions, which take your eyes off the road
- manual distractions, which take your hands off the wheel
- cognitive distractions, which take your mental focus off the task at hand—driving
Handheld devices, such as cell phones and tablets, are among the most dangerous distractions, say authorities, because they typically involve some level of all three distractions.
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