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How dangerous is distracted driving?

WASHINGTON D.C. (KAIT) - It's something many of us have done, glanced down at a cell phone while driving.  But just how dangerous is this distracted driving?

Some safety experts say the country is in a "state of denial" about the dangers distracted driving poses.

Besides the drivers, some government officials, including Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood believe automakers share some of the blame. 

According to LaHood, "You also can't drive safely if you're trying to download your Facebook in an automobile. You can't drive safely when you're trying to adjust your GPS. You can't drive safely with all the technology that car companies are now trying to put in automobiles. These technologies, I believe, are a distraction."

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