Distracted driving: A safety issue to keep eyes on

Distracted driving is not just talking on a cellphone or texting without a hands-free device, it refers to a much broader spectrum of instances than may cause accidents.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly eight people in the United States die in crashes each day that reportedly involve a distracted driver.

Distracted driving can be anything that takes your attention away from driving. Common examples include sending text messages, talking on a cell phone, using a navigation system and eating while driving. These are just a few examples of distracted driving, but anything that pulls your attention away from the road can endanger you, your passengers and others on the road.