Imagine driving to the mall on the weekend. You have a full day of shopping ahead. Unfortunately, your plans changed because another vehicle made an illegal left turn in front of you. Now, your sedan is totaled, you have severe neck and back pain, and you may miss a substantial amount of work.
It is a common enough occurrence and it was bound to happen to you eventually. You were on your way to the office in rush hour traffic. You came to a stop behind a traffic jam. The car behind you did not. The impact from the vehicle that rear-ended you was hard enough to push you into the car ahead and caused your airbag to deploy.
The phrase "distracted driving" is a bit of a buzz word lately. Generally, the term evokes images of teens playing Pokemon Go! or posting Instagram photos with their smartphones while driving.