It can happen in an instant. The ding of an incoming text message or a smartphone notification, and your drivers take their eyes off the road—putting themselves, your vehicle and your business at risk.
Cell phone users have slower reaction times than drunk drivers with .08 BAC, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). And texting is one of the biggest problems. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for five seconds—and at 55 MPH, that’s like driving the length of an entire football field with your eyes closed, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Smartphone-based distraction is a growing menace lurking on our roads and highways—and your drivers and your company are at risk. In 2018 alone, insurance agencies estimated 4,637 Americans died in distraction-related crashes. That’s a 46 percent increase over 2017.