Distracted Driving


Maya Hernandez and Shay Mishra


Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving. Using your phone is not the only way that you can be distracted. Turning on the radio, dropping your phone under your seat, talking/ singing in the car, driving past a tourist attraction, and trying to transport something fragile like a cake and making sure it stays safe are some unusual ways that can lead to crashes. In 2016, there were 3,157 fatal crashes that were due to distracted driving, and the number has been increasing each year. Maya Hernandez and Shay Mishra find out how distracted driving isn’t just limited to your phone.