In 2015, 3,477 lives were lost and 391,000 Americans suffered injuries due to distracted driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Unfortunately, the numbers have not gone down since.
Right now, there are still approximately 660,000 drivers who continue to break the law by using electronic devices, especially cell phones, while driving.
For those who have been talking, texting or browsing the web on their phones while driving, there's new information coming from lawmakers that you'll want to know.
In some of the states where distracted driving is prohibited, like Maryland, police may soon be given the green light to use a device that will help them instantly determine whether a driver is using a cellphone while their vehicle is moving.
So how does the device work?