In Illinois and elsewhere, it is common to find distracted drivers. They are usually pretty easy to spot as they can be seen talking or texting on their phones, grooming, eating or participating in various other activities that remove their fully attention from the road. Something not often talked about, though, are the distractions cannot be seen. Cognitive distractions can also lead to a car accident.
No one is immune to cognitive, also known as mental, distractions. Everyone has things that weight on their mind. While this form of distraction may not be physically visible as the driver will be staring at the road, his or her actions may suggest that his or her thoughts are not focused on the task at hand.