Distracted driving can be very dangerous, but according to a new report from AAA, the risks of distracted driving may be more severe than previously expected. The report found drivers who use cell phones to text or use the internet while driving are up to eight times more likely to be involved in a crash than drivers who stay off their phones. The study also found drivers who only use phones to make calls are still four times more likely to be involved in a crash, even if they’re using a hands-free device. Preliminary data from CDOT shows, 620 people died on Colorado’s roads in 2017, the highest figure in more than a decade. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration numbers show distracted driving contributes to 10 percent of all fatal motor vehicle crashes that occur in the US and 18 percent of all crashes causing injury. A link to the report is available here.