Only the person behind the wheel can truly prevent distracted driving. You have the ability to take your eyes off the road for a number of reasons, from using a cellphone to conversing with passengers to eating food. However, doing so is a big risk as it could cause an accident that injures or kills you and/or others on the road.
Authorities are taking steps to prevent distracted driving. For example, most states have laws in place that prohibit texting and driving. But even with this law, there is no guarantee that everybody will obey it.