Nationwide is adding distracted driving feedback to help increase customer safety
Distracted driving is dangerous, and cell phone use while driving is a major factor. Phone distractions decrease awareness on the road, leading to more car crashes.
Many people think they are good multitaskers, but that’s actually a myth, especially when it comes to cell phone use while driving. Drivers who text when behind the wheel, are twenty-three times more likely to have an automobile crash. Even when talking hands-free, drivers can miss seeing up to half of what’s around them because they are engaged in a cell phone conversation. Consider these facts:
- By 2025, 4,000 people per year will die from smartphone distraction-related crashes. By that time, half a million crashes will be associated directly with smartphone distraction
- While the pandemic has caused people to drive fewer miles in 2020, motor vehicle deaths were up 20% in the