The fact that more car accidents could occur in Colorado due to distracted drivers has been confirmed in a recent real-world study. This is especially true for younger drivers who often talk or text on a cellphone while driving. For other drivers, the study did not confirm a correlation between talking on a phone and driving, although the study made no distinction between hand-held and hands-free devices.
With all the backlash that distracted driving has garnered over the last two years, it is surprising when a report is released about how people still use cell phones while driving. According to a recent NBC News.com report, an increasing number of drivers are taking pictures of themselves with cell phone cameras while behind the wheel. Also known as “selfies”, these pictures are showing up in growing numbers alongside suggestive hashtags, including: #drivingtowork, #drivingintherain, #morningcommute, and #drivingfast.