Most of us think of texting and talking on the phone when we hear the term "distracted driving." However, there are many other activities in which drivers engage that can take their eyes and minds off the road.
Even with all of the high-tech safety features that are standard on many new cars, U.S. traffic fatalities are surging. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost 28,000 people were killed in vehicle crashes during the first nine months of last year. That was an 8 percent rise over 2015, which saw the largest fatality increase in half a century.