Along with playing games in school and not doing your work there are more serious distractions, a popular example of this is with is texting and driving. Texting and driving is a huge distraction and a very dangerous one, looking at your phone for even 5 seconds can get you in accident. But people overlook the facts because they don't believe it will happen for them because they can multitask. You don't even have to be in a car either, people walking across the street and aren't looking because they are on the phone are at risk too. More than 1,000 people were seriously injured from walking and texting in 2008 and over the years that number has dramatically increased. People are so distracted by their mobile devices that their attention is diverted from what is going on around it to their devices.
The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. Nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year from accidents caused by texting while driving. 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving. The statistics are even worse in teen drivers, 11 teens die every day because of texting and driving. Because they look down for 2-7 seconds to read a message and maybe respond they got into an accident and do not recover from it.