As if the streets of New York were not already dangerous, new research shows that two-thirds of Americans admit to texting and driving. Texting and driving has led to an increased number of distracted drivers, which is a major cause of many car accidents.
Distracted drivers can be dangerous on the road, causing accidents through reduced reaction times and a lack of awareness. Cellphone use is one of the most common distractions, with users often devoting both their hands and vision to the phone's operation. This has led many states to ban the use of the devices while operating a vehicle, but a recent study has shown that such bans are not as effective as one thought, significantly reducing accidents only while driving within a city environment.