Distracted driving has been around as long as there have been automobiles. People eat, drink, look at maps and engage in any manner of activities other than driving and paying attention to the road. Knowing this begs the question of why is it so much more prevalent and dangerous now than in the past?
Driving fatalities are on the rise in recent years. One well-known culprit is the cell phone. Distracted driving causes nearly nine deaths each day in the US. To make matters worse, the National Safety Council named Tennessee as the having the most cell phone fatalities in the country in early 2017.