Each time you get behind the wheel of your car, you assume a certain level of risk. Even if you are a by-the-book driver and careful to adhere to all the rules of the road, there is little you can do to see that others do the same. Today's motorists are busy and often stressed, and this stress sometimes leads to multitasking behind the wheel to get everything done on schedule. Doing so can prove tremendously dangerous, however, because anything that diverts your visual, manual or cognitive attention away from the roadway has the capacity to cause an accident. Some behaviors only involve one type of distracted driving while others combine two types or even all three. Here is a closer look at the three types of driver distraction along with some tips on how you can avoid engaging in actions that divert your attention away from the immediate task at hand.