Everyone knows at least one person who can’t be away from their phone — even when behind the wheel. Did you know:
- 47% of Americans consider themselves to be addicted to their phones(Reviews.org 2022 Cell Phone Usage Statistics)
- People check their phone an average of 344 times per day(U.S. DOT “Driver Distraction in Commercial Vehicle Operations”)
- Drivers are 23 times more likely to crash when using a cell phone(from the same U.S. DOT article)
- One out of every four car accidents is caused by texting and driving in the United States(2022 texting and driving accident statistics via www.edgarsnyder.com)
Cell phone addiction is real. Are your employees among the 47% of Americans who can’t keep their hands and minds off their phones on the road? If you can’t definitively answer that question, it’s time to take action.
Take action: Educate your employees on the danger of cell phone addiction using the statistics shared above.
Take action: Learn more about in-cab technology solutions, such as Federated DriveSAFESM Telematics, which offers insight into employee’s habits behind the wheel — including phone use.
Auto crashes are not going away, and their financial consequences keep growing. An important thing do as business owners is realize that your drivers — and business reputation — could be at risk.
Reach out to your local marketing representative to learn more.
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