After years of awareness campaigns, most people understand that driving while under the influence of alcohol increases both your risk of a serious accident and your chances of getting arrested. Impaired driving can result in fatalities and serious injuries. So can distracted driving. Failing to pay attention to the road and the vehicle when you're in control of a machine that weighs hundreds of pounds and travels at high speeds is reckless. It's also incredibly common.
The consequences of distracted driving can be disastrous. As a licensed driver, you have the responsibility of keeping yourself safe as well as other drivers sharing the road. Since we cannot anticipate the actions of other drivers, we must be even more cautious of our behavior while behind the wheel.