Texting and driving ranks among the top five most dangerous things you can do while behind the wheel. The reason is that the danger does not seem real to the people doing it, so it’s very common on our roadways. Moreover, our minds are conditioned to the “ding” notification of our phones, so we almost become distracted unknowingly.
There are other reckless things you can do while you drive (see below). But with these other activities, the dangers are very obvious. For texting and driving, the danger sneaks up on you and doesn’t seem relevant until you’re in a collision.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Learn more about the dangers of distracted driving and what you can do about it.