Disadvantages Of Distracted Driving

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The term distracted driving refers to the three main types of distraction occurring while driving: visual: taking your eyes off the road; manual: taking your hands off the wheel; and cognitive: taking your mind off of driving (“Motor Vehicle Safety”, 2017). Distracted driving has been a problem since the first Model Ts rolled off the assembly line in 1908; however, an arguably much more dangerous form of distracted driving has arisen as cellphones have become an essential part of people's life: texting while driving. Each day in the United States, approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured in crashes that are reported to involve a driver using a cell phone (Chase, 2014). Driving while distracted is clearly a major