As cyclists, we all know the dangers of distracted driving. It’s best for our safety, and for the safety of all road users, if everyone using the road is paying attention and undistracted.
InsuranceQuotes.org put together an interactive page with the common sources of distraction while driving. From the site:
It might surprise you that a conversation on a cell phone slows reaction time as much as driving with a blood alcohol level of .08%. In fact, some studies showed that talking on a cell phone resulted in even more accidents than drunk driving. As Americans drive twice as many miles per year as we did in 1980, it seems the distractions are growing exponentially while becoming even more hazardous.