Dovetailing with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood's campaign to quell distracted driving, a poll released by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. revealed there perhaps are even greater dangers facing drivers these days. The number of distractions for drivers continues to rise, as new smartphone and in-vehicle technologies continue to flood the market, further enticing motorists' minds to meander while on the road.

A public opinion poll, conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Nationwide, found that 38% of drivers say they have been hit or nearly hit by a driver distracted by a cell phone.

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