Few people know that a quarter of all car accident deaths are caused by a distracted driver. Thanks to the proliferation of smartphones and tablets throughout American culture, it’s surprising that more accidents aren’t caused by distracted driving. The reality, though, is that only 10% of all distracted driving accidents are caused by cellphone use.In fact, a recent study performed by a New England insurance company about victims of distracted driving incidents compiled a thorough survey of why people get distracted while driving in the first place. According to Doug Smith, the senior vice president of Erie Insurance, distracted driving is any “activity that takes your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, or your mind off your primary task of driving safely.” People drive distracted for several surprising reasons. So, unfortunately, we can’t just blame texting teenagers for every distracted driving accident.The following is a list the Montana Advocates compiled of the top 7 causes of distracted driving accidents in the United States.
About Anthony Johnson
Anthony Johnson is a copywriter for the Advocates. He has a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington and writes short stories in his free time. His hobbies include running, hiking, and reading.