There were 32,000 fatalities in car accidents in 2011, caused by a variety of factors such as speeding, drunk driving, and distracted driving. Distracted driving fatalities are seen as imminently preventable, leading California and many other states to enact restrictions on cellphone use behind the wheel.
Many Los Angeles readers (and drivers) can speak from personal experience as to the dangers of texting while driving. This type of distracted driving is associated with thousands of accidents in year and can be deadly in some cases. When it comes to teen drivers, using a cellphone behind the wheel is both common and extremely dangerous, leading many to believe that all technology should be banned from the front seat.