Everywhere an accident could happen. many cases it happened on the road. That is why there are many awareness campaigns that are being done. There are various cars, trucks and motorcycles or bicycles that travels on the road. Include the pedestrians that cross on the street. An accident could happen and so everyone should be careful. The driver, the pedestrian, and all that affect the occurrence of an accident. It cannot really be zeroed out but it could be lessened when safety measures are adopted.
With the invention of cell phones, it becomes one that has increased the occurrence of an accident. It is called distracted driving. For just some seconds of looking in the screen of your cell phone, an accident happened already. There are records that were already shown on the result of distracted driving. Even just answering a call can lead to an accident as talking to someone might lessen your concentration. Even if the other car is slow but when you are not it could happen.
Now you can see many advertisements around the world that highlight the effect of using a cell phone while driving. Distracted driving is not limited to only using a cell phone. It could also be when you focus your sight at your stereo to change the radio channel or put a CD on. That is why if you have a companion, just let them do it. If you do not have anyone with you, you can just pull over and check your phone first before continuing to drive.