Apps to help drivers keep their eyes on the road, not the screen
About 10 percent of the 32,675 traffic fatalities in 2014 involved distracted driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Although the agency doesn’t break down those statistics by type of distraction — calling and texting on cellphones, for example, vs. fiddling with the radio — a 2015 study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety did. After studying 1,700 serious accidents involving teenage drivers, the AAA found that 12 percent were caused by cellphone use.
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