While it is not the number one cause of motor vehicle accidents it is creeping up the list and officials are trying to slow it down.
According to the National Highway Safety Administration more than 3,300 people were killed and nearly 400,000 were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver.
In an effort to bring more attention to the dangers of distracted driving April has been designated to be a time to educate drivers.
The Lima Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is stressing the importance of keeping your eyes on the road especially during the major road construction going on in our area.
Distracted driving is any non-alcoholic driving activity that has the potential to distract the driver such as taking their eyes off the road, hands off the wheel or taking their mind off driving.