Anything that visually takes a driver's attention off the road can result in an accident and serious injuries.. This type of distraction may be looking at the scenery, your cell phone, a map, or a dropped item.
Distractions can also occur when a driver's thoughts are on things other than the road and driving. A conversation, thinking about what to make for dinner, or “zoning out” are distractions that can lead to an accident.
A driver can also be distracted by things which require removing hands from the steering wheel. These types of distractions include eating, talking on the phone, and adjusting controls in the car.