Anyway, I checked in on this thread to say, I've just returned from a cross country road trip and for once, I didn't see that much distracted driving. An insane Pizza Delivery driver took out an elderly couple in a Lincoln sedan (they skidded, tripped on busted Amarillo pavement and flipped), and in East Oklahoma we saw probably 15 semi trailer rigs on their sides here and there on/along I-40 (freezing rain, black ice, huge gusts) so maybe there was more two hands on the wheel driving than one normally sees. Shame on me, for not dropping down and going through El Paso. I got away with it, but the weather was so nice is Albuquerque and the truckers (going fast and with 10% more weight allowed than a few years' back) lulled me into attempting the Oklahoma crossing. Hundreds and hundreds of trucks, way off schedule or worse. Always know your weather and then, do your own thinking. Heavy truck use has destroyed your roads; you must keep a lookout for all the defects and the huge hole can develop in just days with all this high speed, doubled volume.