For Virginia drivers, the convenience of modern technology has exponentially increased the threats posed by those who engage in distracted driving. Especially when these drivers are young and inexperienced, adding a smart phone to the steering wheel is a recipe for disaster.
Not all distracted driving cases are new. For decades, accidents have occurred when a driver looked away from the road to change the radio station or to switch cassettes. As vehicle technology has advanced, drivers have had increased numbers of gadgets to draw away their attention from the roadways. Even technology that is meant to make driving easier, like navigational systems, has played a part in distracted driving accidents. As more and more drivers take advantage of these new devices, it appears that they are paying less attention to the road and other drivers.