Texting and Driving Distracted
Distracted Driving | Prevent Texting While You Drive
Driving while distracted by texting or talking on cell phones puts lives in danger and can have serious consequences, but people still do it. Texting while driving makes a crash up to 23 times more likely. There is also increased risk for other distracted driving activities, like dialing the phone (crash is 2.8 times more likely), talking or listing on the phone (crash is 1.3 times more likely) and reaching for a device (crash is 1.4 times more likely).
Despite these harrowing statistics, teens and adults still drive distracted. Over 13 percent of drivers age 18-20 who were involved in car accidents admitted to texting or talking on their cell phones at the time of the crash. Add to that the 77 percent of young adults who say they are very or somewhat confident that they can safely text while driving and the 55 percent of young drivers that say is it easy to text and drive at the same time, and it almost seems surprising that there aren’t more accidents. Approximately 10% of the time that teens are texting while driving, they are driving outside of their lane.
But if you are a parent, you can’t always be with your teen while they are driving. So what can you do besides tell them the rules and hope they listen? RoadReady Family has the solution. RoadReady Family is an app for phones that eliminates the threat of mobile distractions while driving, while also compiling and sending driver performance information if desired.
The app starts up when the car is in motion and prohibits texting or other phone activities while driving. Parents can customize the program to range from only auditing phone activity to prohibiting all phone activity.
RoadReady Family is a great way to ensure that your teen drivers are safe on the road. Don’t let your teen become one of the statistics. Buy Drive Alert Now today, and protect your family.