Distracted driving consistently ranks as one of the traffic safety issues at forefront of many drivers’ thinking.  Each year, more than 80% of drivers in the annual AAA Foundation Traffic Safety Culture Index cite distraction as a serious problem and a behavior that makes them feel less safe on the road. Nearly half of all people who say they feel less safe than they did five years ago say distracted driving by other drivers fuels their concerns. The AAA Foundation believes that by improving our understanding of how mental and physical distractions impair drivers and by educating the public about avoiding distractions, we can eliminate these needless deaths. All the car crashes in the last year could of been prevented, but because of people always working on their phones, they never were.

To summarize, there is nothing good that comes from driving while being distracted. It is hard to find information about the pros of driving distracted but, sometimes you could be doing something important. I don’t really know what you can be doing that can’t wait until you get out of you car. But I think if you needed to text your mom or dad about something and it couldn’t wait, maybe that’s something you needed to do right away. But here is the question, is it worth your life? Think about that the next time you text while driving.

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