Talking on your cellphone or texting while you're behind the wheel doesn't just drive other motorists to distraction. It puts lives at risk. The National Safety Council reports that 1.6 million crashes a year are caused by cellphone use, and one out of four driving accidents in the U.S. is caused by texting while driving.
But improper cellphone use is just one of many distractions that frequently lead to traffic accidents, according to The Floow, a U.K. telematics-based safety solutions provider. The company says it has studied billions of journey miles to identify key behaviors that have a significant impact on driver safety. To mark National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, The Floow published its top tips for safe driving. They are as follows: