Perhaps like me you were taught to drive with your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.
Today we have our hands on the coffee cup, breakfast bar, newspaper, driving directions, CD changer, mascara brush, Big MAC, toothbrush, cell phone, iPad, iPhone, and the like while our eyes are engaged with what's in our hands and on our laps.
Studies - as well as the increasing wreckage on our roads and in our communities - continue to remind us that driving distracted is the new drunk driving.
Community Medical Centers Central California commissioned my friend and colleague Bonni Montevecchi to shoot a video on distracted driving as part of its National Trauma Awareness Month (May 2012).
Click here to watch this short and well-done piece on what happens in that split second when we take our hands off the wheel and our eyes off the road. Maybe Montevecchi's work will help save a life.