In modern-day America, paying attention is a rarer phenomenon than it should be. We are constantly bombarded by things competing for our attention: television, radio, internet ads and, of course, our cellphones. With so much technology always in our immediate field of vision, it is easy to forget that other things need and deserve our attention as well.
One of those things is driving. Despite California's ban on texting and handheld cellphone use behind the wheel, distracted driving is still a common hazard. And according to a recent study, our cellphones can be a distraction in the car even if we don't look at them or pick them up.