News | Distracted Driving

Time To Shame Phone-Distracted Drivers

CBS Boston
April 6, 2017

What’s the biggest potential health risk we face in our everyday lives? A terrible disease? A violent crime? A terrorist attack? How about none of the above?

A new study suggests it’s a smart phone in the hands of an irresponsible driver.

According to research by Cambridge Mobile Telematics, one in four drivers involved in a crash were using their smart phone just before impact, clear evidence of the dangerous distraction these devices cause when misused.

Even worse, they found there is phone-related distraction occurring in a third of car trips, whether or not they result in a crash. And here’s a chilling fact – nearly 30-percent of these distracted episodes happen at speeds of more than 55 miles per hour.

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