With the unofficial kickoff to summer coming this weekend, people across the region are preparing to travel. Most people will drive, as AAA estimates that nearly 40 million people will travel at least 50 miles to their weekend destination. Chances are that freeways will be clogged with weekend vacation traffic on Friday and Monday.
Many chronically distracted drivers disregard the safety of other people on the road in the name of using their smartphones whenever they want. Others know that texting and driving is dangerous, but cannot resist temptation when they receive a new text message.