Fatal crashes in Mid-Missouri have been on the rise.
“Oftentimes, you're looking away for a minimum of five seconds. And so, in essence, for that time you're driving while blind,” said Bill Whitfield, Highway Safety Director for MoDOT.
Days before the deadliest holiday travel day of the year, ABC 17's Lindsey Berning is taking you inside the problem firsthand and finding out how MoDOT plans to combat crashes.
Watch her special report, "Fatal Distraction” Monday, November 21 on ABC 17 News at 10 on KMIZ.