In a previous post, we discussed the rise in cell phone-related distracted driving accidents in recent years. Alaska has responded to the problem by passing firm legislation, which bans the use of electronic devices while driving and creates stiff penalties for violators.
Still, cell phones remain a major source of distraction for drivers. When you’re driving down the highway and hear the ping of your cell phone next to you—alerting you to a new message—it can be hard to resist. Your hand almost instinctively reaches over to check your phone. But why does this happen?