Teenagers in Texas and other states can watch a show online, listen to music through their headphones, do homework and text a friend -- all at the same time. While that might seem like effective multi-tasking, the reality is that the brain does not manage all those tasks simultaneously. It switches back and forth between them, and all this cause slower reaction times. This might not seem life-threatening if the teen sits on his or her bed while doing all this and not behind the steering wheel. However, too many young lives are lost in car accidents caused by distracted driving.
Many of us take the highway to get to most destinations, as it often makes the drive shorter. However, many accidents occur while on the highway and they are often much deadlier than accidents that take place on other roads, as vehicles are traveling at high speeds. What types of accidents are common on the highway and how do they happen?