The growing mobile workforce in Tulsa and across the country could be a significant contributor to the threat posed by distracted driving. When people consider distracted motorists, they often think of teens texting while driving. However, smartphones can be just as big a problem among connected mobile workers. According to a report by the vehicle management platform Motus, smartphone ownership among mobile workers is highly correlated with a growing accident rate. While 55 percent of these workers owned smartphones in 2015, 77 percent had such devices in 2017. During the same period, car accident figures also increased 12.3 percent, from 5.7 million to 6.4 million.