CELL PHONES & DRIVING
ON THE ROADS
Cell Phones are among many driver distractions that lead to crashes, but not a leading cause of driver distraction. These distractions include: attending to children, rubbernecking, adjusting vehicle controls, eating, drinking, reading, personal grooming and smoking.
A 2003 University of North Carolina study funded by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety concluded that cell phones ranked next to last on a list of common distractions for drivers.
The Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education is concerned about driver distractions and educates motorists about the dangers of cell phone use and driving.