Last month, this blog highlighted the dangers of texting while driving. Taking your eyes off the road puts your safety, your passengers' safety and other drivers and their passengers' safety at risk. It doesn't matter if you are on I-95 or on a residential street in Wilmington, you should never text and drive.
It is common knowledge that distracted driving greatly increases the risk of car accidents, but many people still drive while distracted despite this. Just in 2014 alone, more than 3,000 people were killed in car accidents that involved distracted driving, and that doesn't include the approximate 400,000 injuries that year from the same cause.