With new technology, comes new distractions. Whether it's cell phone use, or even Wi-Fi in some cars, drivers are being encouraged to ignore distractions and keep their eyes on the road.
According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 24 percent of traffic crashes are caused by cell phone use. The Illinois State Police offer the following tips to stay focused on the road:
The owner of Drive Right School of Driving in Rockford, Barry Molencupp, makes sure all students are familiar with controls before they begin learning to drive.
"Take wipers, headlights, they vary from car to car and we try to get the students familiar with just the basics," he said.
He added that drivers in general should keep their eyes moving, keep their distance from other vehicles, and do the speed limit.
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