Distracted Driving: A Bicycling Advocate’s Resource
Safe, responsible driving requires concentration. While there have always been many distractions on the road, technology and hundreds of new gadgets have given drivers many more distractions. The proliferations of technologies designed for and available to drivers have currently overtaken the ability of state and local laws to monitor and regulate usage. Roads in the Unites States are getting more dangerous. In 2008, there were 5.8 million crashes reported to the police, causing 2.3 million injuries and nearly forty thousand deaths. The estimated annual cost, in adjusted 2010 dollars, of all crashes is $296.8 billion.