You are 600% more likely to get into a car accident when you're distracted by your cell phone while driving, according to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.
Distracted driving accidents, such as those caused by texting and driving, are entirely preventable. Just give your full attention to driving.
Everybody knows they're supposed to do that, but look around next time you're in traffic and you'll probably see plenty of people looking at their cell phones instead of paying full attention to the road!
And the consequences of driving distracted can be extremely serious. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2015 distracted driving was a major factor in 3,477 traffic deaths and 391,000 injuries.