Distracted driving is, as most readers are well aware, a serious issue wherever you go, no matter what state you are in. With the proliferation of cell phone use and many drivers being unwilling to put their phones down while driving, the risk remain high.
According to a recent report by the National Safety Council, the number of traffic fatalities in the first four months of 2015 significantly increased from the same period last year, with highway fatalities increasing every month for six consecutive months this year. According to the council, a major reason for the increase is that the economy has improved, which has lead to more driving. In terms of specific causes of the increase in highway fatalities, distracted driving is said to be the biggest contributor.