I'd be willing to wager that nearly everyone reading this article (including the person writing it) has messaged, e-mailed, eaten, or done something distracting while in the car, causing you to lose your focus for a split second. While most states have banned certain forms of communication while driving, the issue is still a concern for advocacy groups nationwide.
Enter Distraction.gov, a website created by the US Department of Transportation to promote awareness of the dangers of messaging - and really anything, for that matter - while driving. Loaded with statistics, frequently asked questions, research, and more, the website is intended to provide hard facts on what distracted driving actually does to our communities.
Distraction.gov is worth a look, and I imagine it will be the first of a long list of educational resources as messaging continues to increase nationwide.