In decades past, distracted drivers were those who were eating, shaving or putting on makeup while driving. With advances in technology, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops, there are many more distractions than there used to be. Most individuals in Arkansas know better than to use tablets and laptops while they are behind the wheel, but those same people will not think twice about texting and driving, which can lead to life-altering injuries if an accident occurs.
Texting while driving quickly became a safety hazard. In fact, it has surpassed drunk driving as a major risk factor for crashes. Many people are capable of multi-tasking, but doing so behind the wheel is not recommended. Traffic patterns can change in a matter of seconds, and obstacles can appear without warning. If a driver is not paying attention, a catastrophe could follow.