You know that distracted drivers are a risk. They're paying attention to too many things at once, rather than just watching the road. They're the opposite of bored; they're overly engaged.
By now, most people know that driving while distracted is a danger to themselves and others. Despite that, people still send texts, read emails and perform other digital activities while they're driving. Statistics show that when you travel at 55 mph and send or text someone, you'll take your eyes off the road for around five seconds. In those five seconds, you'll travel far enough to cover the length of a football field.
You're involved in a car accident after picking your kids up from school. Another driver runs a red light. You're watching the road and you hit the brakes, but there's nothing you can do.
Texting is a hazard behind the wheel, but despite that, many people do it, anyway. Why? They feel they need to respond to the messages, emails and calls they receive immediately.