Driving requires those behind the wheel to use their hands, eyes and minds, along with other senses, such as hearing, in order to safely navigate the streets and highways across the country, including those here in Florida. Unfortunately, not all drivers consider the consequences of removing even one of these factors by allowing distractions to take their attention off the road and the traffic around them.
We wrote recently about the recent spike in traffic deaths in the U.S., which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has blamed in part on increased app use. Now federal officials are asking smartphone manufacturers to do their part to prevent people from using their devices while driving.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that an alarming spike in deaths from last year through the first half of this year is a "crisis that needs to be addressed now."