Distracted driving is not a new phenomenon. For decades, drivers have been eating, fiddling with the radio, or trying to tame unruly children in the backseat while behind the wheel. Today, however, distracted driving is much more prevalent.
Of course, this is because there are more things than ever to distract drivers. Cellphones, in-car navigation systems and other handheld electronic devices keep drivers from focusing on the road. As many people know, however, even a few seconds of inattention while driving can lead to a serious car accident. Since April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Texas Department of Transportation is hoping to bring attention to the issue in an effort to eliminate distracted driving accidents.