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We Must Get Off Our Phones While Driving

An Auto Insurance update

Driving while distracted is killing our youth. According to the National Safety Council, one-half of all fatal accidents can be tied to mobile phone use.  Driving is a skill that requires your full attention to safely control your vehicle and respond to events happening on the roads around you.  Driving involves constant and complex coordination between your mind and body.  Any event or thing that prevents you from operating your car safely is considered a distraction.  For example, driving while using a hand-held device increases the likelihood of a car accident by 400%.  This has been a factor driving new restrictive legislation in our state banning hand-held devices while operating a vehicle.

 

Choosing the right auto insurance is the key to keeping you and your car safe on the road in the event of an accident or other vehicle damage.

 

While using cell phones behind the wheel is one of the most talked about driving distractions, it’s not the only one out there.

 

Many states have strict laws limiting the use of mobile devices while driving, but that is not enough. Parents must educate their kids on the dangers. There are now applications that can be added to phones that turn the phone off while the phone is in a vehicle.

 

“The RoadBudee is an invention from Patrick Dubois. It works as a car-mounted device that locks down the vehicle until a smartphone is plugged into it. If a phone is disconnected from the RoadBudee for any reason, the vehicle engine will be turned off.

 

As texting and emails are as much a distraction as calls, the device also stops messages coming to the device. It instead sends a message to received messages that says “I can’t text right now.

 

“The only thing you have access to is your incoming calls, the navigation, and the GPS,” Dubois told CTV.  “It’s not a punitive act, the only thing we want you to know is that texting, and driving is wrong.”  Budadmin 7.20.17, roadbudee.com

 

Having proper Auto Insurance ensures your independence behind the wheel. From accidents and injuries to hit-and-runs and theft, it’s important to keep your car insured so you’re prepared when accidents do happen.

 

At Innovative Insurance Services LLC, we combine premium Auto Insurance with personalized service to give you the best coverage possible. Our insurance specialists will work with you one-on-one to find a policy that keeps you and your drivers protected at all costs – for peace-of-mind driving assurance.