Distracted driving has become a big time problem in our hurried, technology addicted, constantly connected and on society. Texting and driving is one of the biggest distractions of our times and the phenomenon causes thousands of fatal accidents in the United States alone each year. Companies, including the cell phone companies themselves, are taking notice and have developed applications that will stop drivers from texting and driving. There is a tendency to blame teen drivers for this vice, but any day out on the roads makes it clear it is a driver vice across the board, no matter the age.
Verizon and AT&T have developed apps, and if one visits the app store on their phone it is clear there are multiple ones to choose from, such as LifeSaver, AT&T DriveMode, Canary, and others. A good challenge for your family this year might be to download an app each and use them for a week. This could open everyone’s eyes to the extent of distracted driving that is going on, as well as point to which one might work best for you and your family. Canary, for instance, will track a driver’s location and speed, as well as alert others in your household whenever one of your member drivers has unlocked their cell phone while driving. The reports will divulge that the phone was being used, while going 55 miles for instance, and pinpoint where. The reports can then be utilized to get a dialogue going at your house about distracted driving and consequences.
If you or a loved one has been in an injury accident, or you have lost someone to a fatal accident caused by a distracted driver, do not hesitate to contact us at Inserra & Kelley Law Offices. You may be entitled to compensation and our firm wants every driver out there safely arriving to their destinations. Get the distracted driving apps right now and do not wait for the new year, as holiday driving can be a high risk time of year out there on the roads.