For years, if you asked Americans about the number 1 safety threat on the highway, most would have told you that it was drunk driving. That outlook is part of the reason that drunk driving accidents have become less common each decade. People know the risks that it poses and they either refrain from it themselves or try to intervene with those who attempt to get behind the wheel while intoxicated.
We recently wrote that cellphone use isn’t the only cause of distraction behind the wheel. Be that as it may, cellphones are still the most common – and perhaps the most dangerous – source of driver distraction in the U.S. Today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nine people die each day on U.S. roads due to accidents caused by distracted driving.