Imagine driving to work when someone suddenly rear-ends you while you coming to a stop at a traffic light. The other driver obviously was not paying attention to what was happening in front of him. Prior to the accident, you had seen him balancing his phone on his steering wheel when you glanced up in your rear-view mirror. Is that why he hit you? Was he too busy texting to take the time to drive?
Many drivers are unaware of the dangers of distracted driving. To better understand why the brain can't multitask, the National Safety Counsel has compiled more than 30 studies showing why hands-free devices are no safer. Consider the following: