Winter is just around the corner, which means it's time for drivers to prepare for potentially dangerous driving conditions. Though most Nebraskans are no strangers to slick roads, ice and snow make every driver susceptible to getting into an accident. According to NewsNetNebraska, Nebraska is one of the worst states for icy roads. From 2009-2010, Nebraska had the second most fatalities due to icy roads, only second to Pennsylvania. Additionally, poor weather conditions, including snow and ice, are present in 20 percent of fatal highway crashes and 28 percent of non-fatal highway crashes.
In a society where we're attached to our smartphones, tablets, and other fancy gadgets, it's easy to continue our digital engagement habits when we get behind the wheel. But that "On my way" text message or quick bite to eat on the way back to the office can quickly turn disastrous. Distracted driving is performing other tasks that could potentially distract a driver from the primary task of operating the vehicle. Examples of distracted driving include: