There are enough dangers on the roads in Fulton County without having to worry about someone not paying full attention to what they're doing when operating a motor vehicle. Even with the known prevalence and dangers of being a distracted driver, there are still drivers on the road who don't realize their actions are putting others at risk. Many believe they can multitask, handling driving and other activities, and do so safely. Statistics and research indicate that they are wrong.
Unbeknownst to many drivers, being a distracted or negligent driver can actually be more dangerous to themselves, their passengers and other people on the road than driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Although they don't believe they're breaking the law in a malicious way, being a distracted driver can cause a car accident just like being drunk. Some ways people become distracted include texting and driving, talking on a cellphone, caring for a child or watching a movie on a mobile device. Still, many are under the impression that doing several things at once while driving isn't a significant risk.