After nearly a decade of using a standard flip phone, I had to upgrade to a smartphone. Kicking and screaming. I never realized how truly distracting a smartphone becomes. I never felt like my driving was impacted by my old phone. However, with this new smartphone I am constantly catching myself seeing the blinking notification lights and being drawn to the device. Don’t get me wrong, under no circumstances do I text and drive. But these days I have to make an effort to put my device out of sight and concentrate only on the road, as should all drivers.