The scary thing about distracted driving is that, much like drunk driving, the people who engage in the behavior are unlikely to admit that it impairs their driving. Distracted driving is a crime in Tennessee, but, more importantly, this behavior puts everyone else on the road at risk.
How much of a threat is distracted driving? According to the Centers for Disease Control's motor vehicle safety statistics, it's a serious one. Every day, nine people across the United States die in collisions caused by distracted drivers. There are also more than 1,000 people who sustain serious injuries in distraction-related crashes every day.