By Joel Feldman
Distracted driving has rightly been called an “epidemic.” And distracted driving statistics support claims that this epidemic is getting worse. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2015, distracted driving-related fatalities increased in the U.S. at a faster percentage than those attributable to drunk driving, drowsy driving, speeding or failing to wear a seatbelt. Early estimates for 2016 appear to be almost as bad.
Still, virtually every time we drive, we see others flying by us and looking at their phones rather than at the road.