A brief history of distracted driving

We've been driving with only one eye on the road since long before the first cell phone.
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With a plethora of electronics gizmos in our pockets, we're the most distracted generation in human history -- and one place that's bad news is on the highway, where we're expected to navigate thousand-pound slabs of metal at 60+ miles an hour. But while the legal and social backlash against distracted driving is a relatively recent phenomenon, there've been plenty of opportunities for our minds to wander for almost as long as we've been on the road.

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