Multitasking is a way of life for many throughout the Kansas City metro area. In an effort to accomplish as many things as possible in as short of time as possible, doing two (or more) things at the same time has become commonplace. Anyplace or anywhere an additional moment can be stolen, we do. This includes talking on the phone while driving.
Distracted driving killed 3,092 people in 2010 and injured an estimated 416,000 more. Texting and driving has become an epidemic and AT&T is on a national tour to teach students about the dangers of texting and driving. AT&T brings a simulator to high schools across the country to let teens find out how easy it truly is to get in an accident while texting and driving.
Responding to an alarming increase in drivers' distracting use of cellphones, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently concluded that states should act to ban almost all use of cellphones while driving.