A distraction is anything that takes your attention away from driving. Distracted driving can cause crashes resulting in injury, death, or property damage. Taking your eyes off the road or hands off the steering wheel presents obvious driving risks. Mental activities that take your mind away from driving are just as dangerous. A driver is responsible for operating their vehicle in a safe manner.
- Strengthening Distracted Driving Education, Legislation, and Enforcement, Edition 2 (September 2023)