Did you know that texting while driving takes up 4.6 seconds, and If traveling at 55 mph, this equals driving the length of a football field without looking at the road? In fact, texting makes a crash up to 23 times more likely. At a red light it is nearly impossible to find a driver who is NOT on the phone. A recent AAA study reveals that distracted driving is a huge factor and impacts 6 out of 10 serious accidents involving teenagers. Yet still drivers use their phones while driving, whether its checking emails, social media accounts, GPS systems…they are ALL distractions.
The good news is: there is a new device on the market that will hopefully limit texting and driving called Drive ID. Drive ID is assembled as a unit that sticks to the windshield under the rearview mirror. It’s connected via Bluetooth connection and blocks the driver from using their phone while the car is in motion, except for making emergency phone calls. Drive ID stops drivers from receiving and sending phone calls and text messages, and it blocks apps. The manufacturer of the product said it is suppose to prevent collisions at an 80% rate.
Drive ID starts at $129 and varies depending on model. Log onto mydriveup.com or cellcontrol.com
“Arrive alive, Don’t text and Drive.”