Smartphones are amazing tools that keep us connected to friends and family, help us find information on the internet, and entertain us with all kinds of games and videos. They are also deadly distractions if you’re using your phone behind the wheel.
The three main causes of distraction all come together for a driver who uses a cell phone.
Statistics of smartphone use explain the dangers:
When you’re in traffic, how many people are driving distracted? https://youtu.be/BqBBVHzHV0c
In Iowa in 2022, there have been 173 deaths in traffic crashes. That’s an increase of nine since last Friday. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to the daily fatality report at https://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/stats/daily.pdf