Distracted driving is any non-driving activity a person engages in that has the potential to distract him or her from the primary task of driving and increase the risk of crashing.
While all distractions can endanger drivers' safety, texting is the most alarming because it involves all three types of distraction.
Distracting activities include:
While Idaho has no current laws banning the use of handheld phones or texting, several of the surrounding states do have laws as indicated below:
Note: Oregon defines novice drivers as all drivers under the age of 18.
Note: Washington defines novice drivers as those with a learner's permit or in the intermediate state.
Make sure you arrive ALIVE! Avoid these distractions while driving a vehicle.