The nationwide problem of distracted driving has gained attention in recent years from both the public and lawmakers alike, and the dangers of driving distracted are increasingly well documented and studied. Distracted driving is any activity that draws a driver’s attention away from the road, which can include eating, programming a GPS, or texting. According to Distraction.gov, 3,092 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver and an estimated 416,000 were injured in 2010.
The growing problem of distracted driving and such alarming statistics have prompted many to develop new technology that may help combat the problem. The following are five technologies aimed at preventing distracted driving courtesy of Discovery.com: