Distracted driving: An overlooked safety threat

No texting and driving. Don’t fall asleep behind the wheel. Keep your eyes on the road.

We’ve all heard the cautionary phrases and seen them pasted on billboards dotting every highway. Yet, American drivers are increasingly failing to take them to heart. The widespread use of smartphone technology and the pressure of “productivity culture” to stay awake longer has fueled a new leading threat to road safety: distracted driving.

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