You miss about 50% of what's going on around you when you talk or text on your cell phone.
Remember to not hold your phone while driving or while you're stopped at a light.
When using your phone, iPod or GPS in your car, make sure they are securely mounted to your vehicle or attached to you. You also need to be able to operate them with one touch.
Create your iPod playlists or program your GPS before you start driving. Once on the road you'll no longer be able to scroll or re-program them.
Remember, whether your phone is in your lap or on the seat next to you, using the speakerphone still isn't considered 'hands free'.
Texting while driving slows reaction time by 35% and reduces steering ability by 91%.
Texting while driving increases your chances of being in a collision by 23 times.
Using a cell phone while driving increases your chances of being in a collision by four times.