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In the latest edition of the GEICO More Living blog, the insurance giant featured Cellcontrol as a solution to texting while driving. The article titled 4 Tech Tools To Make You (And Your Teen Safer Drivers) highlighted Cellcontrol's ability to stop games like Pokemon Go, web browsing, social media and other apps, in addition to texting while driving.
To read the full article, click here. The GEICO blog is just the latest of several trusted media outlets recognizing Cellcontrol ability to stop texting while driving and prevent distracted driving from mobile phones.
By: Richard Read
Depending on your perspective (and possibly, your age), Pokemon Go is either the worst trend to hit America since Car Lashes, or it's a fantastic game that encourages sedentary teens and Millennials to get out of the house and be social.
No matter which camp you fall into, though, one thing's for sure: the behavior of some Pokemon Go enthusiasts has been alarming. Late last week, traffic in New York came to a standstill as hundreds of players swarmed into Central Park, looking for an elusive Vaporeon. Far worse, though, are the numerous reports of auto accidents that have resulted from drivers playing the game (not to mention mesmerized pedestrians who've walked into traffic).
By: Darian Somers
“Pokemon Go” is causing car crashes as the the augmented reality phenomenon – one of the most popular smartphone games of all time – finds its way into the hands of distracted drivers.
The game encourages people to walk around to collect 151 Pokemon and is based off the card game and hand-held Nintendo games of the 90s.
However, much like texting and driving, “Pokemon Go” and driving is becoming a problem as gamers try to “catch ‘em all.”
And there is good news for those parents who are concerned about their teens playing while driving.
By: Sarah Caroline Bell
Teens, new to driving, have been identified as being at a greater risk of causing accidents than any other drivers.
Statistics show teen drivers in the U.S. between the ages of 15 and 19 are more at risk of vehicle accidents than drivers in any other age group.
Applications have emerged as a new hazard on the road. One app, Snapchat, has been accused of promoting bad driver behaviors. This week, a teenager has been accused of using Snapchat’s ‘speed filter’ to snap a picture of herself going over 100 miles per hour.
Unsurprisingly, she crashed. The teen driver escaped relatively unscathed. However, the victim, now brain
damaged, needs 24 hour care.
It is an incredibly sad case and is a situation that could happen to any driver on the road.
How a Louisiana company could save drivers’ lives through Cellcontrol technology
By the time you finish reading this, somebody, somewhere in the United States will have been in a wreck caused by distracted driving. Maybe they will be the person texting or calling or watching a video on a smartphone. Maybe it will be the other driver doing those things.
And maybe they’ll die in what the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration refers to as “distraction-affected crashes.” About 3,200 people a year do. Close to half of those killed are in their teens or 20s.
Louisiana-based Cellcontrol is hoping its technology can help change the consumer habits that generate those kinds of numbers. After years of focusing on commercial customers and fleets, Cellcontrol is moving to get its products into the hands of individuals and families through partnerships with insurance companies and a more consumer-friendly device.
“Look at the statistics. It’s horrific,” Cellcontrol CEO Rob Guba said. “Go down the street today on the way back to your office. Look to your left, look to your right, and I guarantee you will see one or two people on the phone while you’re driving. It’s just a problem.