During National Distracted Driver Awareness month, people are being reminded that more than 28,000 people were involved in crashes on Virginia roads last year alone.
Martha Meade with Triple-A Mid-Atlantic says fatigue, in-car distractions, cell phone use and looking at accidents or distressed motorists top the driver distraction list.
Always carry a charged cellphone, in case of an emergency, but avoid talking or texting while driving. If you do have a car problem, try to get to the nearest exit and if possible, leave the car and go up onto the bank of the road while you wait for help.
Last year alone, there were more than 16,000 injuries and over 130 fatalities attributed to distracted drivers.