Recently car insurance rates have risen because of the higher number of accidents due to distracted driving. This goes for all demographics, and all forms of distracted driving including electronic devices, eating, reading, conversing, and even arguing. Taylorville Police Sargent Alan Mills said he knows there are variables that occur, but it's important people take driving seriously and do everything thing they can to stay focused.
He said while many people may want to fault this to millennial drivers, they aren't the only ones who are putting themselves in dangerous situations.
He said while patrolling, he's seen, too many times, people on their phone while driving through school zones, and that's one area where people need to be the most focused.
Sargent Mills appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.