Anyone who has been in a new car, full of airbags, stability sensors, crumple zones and reinforced passenger areas, knows that cars are getting safer. However the data shows that vehicle fatalities are on the rise.

If you are reading this on your phone while driving, you are the problem.

Four of the top ten apps used while driving are Facebook, Pokemon Go, YouTube and Netflix. At least according to a driver survey by TrueMotion.

AAA reports that 42% of people admitted to sending text messages or email while driving.

The United States lost 35,092 people in crashes on U.S. roadways during 2015, an increase from 32,744 in 2014. The 7.2-percent increase is the largest percentage increase in nearly 50 years. In the first six months of 2016, highway deaths jumped 10.4 percent, to 17,775, from the comparable period of 2015.

As a bike commuter, I see this all the time. Drivers with phones in their hand instead of on the steering wheel. I see people playing Pokemon while driving. I see people watching videos while drving.

It takes jsut a fraction of second to turn that in attention to the road into a crash.

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