Cellphones are an incredible invention and have sped up the rate at which people can communicate and do their work; unfortunately, they have also given individuals handheld distractions that can cause them to lose focus while they are driving.
Semi-trucks sometimes appear to be the monsters of the Interstate Highway System. They are far larger than the passenger vehicles that use the interstate, and they often cause serious accidents if their drivers are not in complete control. A recent car accident on I-5 near Conway, was apparently caused by the driver of a semi who failed to slow in time.
We've all seen the safety campaigns, read about a tragic news story or witnessed an incident. We know texting and driving is dangerous and yet each year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that every day, more than 1,000 people are injured and nine people are killed as a result of this negligent act. So why do we keep doing it?