Distracted driving is not a new problem. It is a problem that has been around for generations. In fact, it is a term that is even found in some dictionaries. Random House Dictionary defines distracted driving as:
[D]riving a vehicle while engaging in an activity that has potential to distract the driver from the task of driving.
In the past, this included activities like eating while driving, putting on makeup or yelling at misbehaving children in the backseat. Although these activities remain dangerous, the growing use of cellphones while driving is becoming a much more pervasive issue.