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How To Use Do Not Disturb While Driving In iOS 11 So You're Not Distracted

October 14, 2017

There are so many things that your phone can do. It is practically your personal assistant. Your phone can tell you the best time to get to bed, remind you to eat healthier, tell you to work out more, tell you when to wake up — and can now prevent you from causing an accident with Apple’s newest software update for iPhones Distracted driving is a huge issue and phones can be to blame for it — but using do not disturb while driving in iOS 11 can certainly help with this.

Being on your phone while driving is bad, yes, but everyone has been there at some point or another. You’re phone can catch your attention while driving at any point — whether you’re changing the song on your stereo, receiving an important phone call that you need to take, or an unexpected text message from a certain someone. But driving while on your phone is never recommended by anyone ever.

Nine people are killed every day in the United States due to distracted driving, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Distracted driving definitely includes texting or looking at your phone while driving. One study published this past April from Cambridge Mobile Telematics found that half of all car accidents (52 percent) were caused by drivers being on their phone. The study found that the average duration of the distraction, according to AOL News, was 135 seconds or a little more than two minutes. That’s huge.

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