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Can a new feature reduce distracted driving?

On Behalf of | Apr 14, 2023 | Car Accidents

Distracted driving has long been one of the leading causes of fatal accidents in Florida. Safety experts across the nation are now pointing to a new measure that may help to decrease the number of incidents.

Who suffers most from road accidents?

It should be noted that the total number of people who are injured in road accidents has lately been on the increase. One of the chief causes is distracted driving. This can lead to:

  • Car crashes
  • Commercial vehicle crashes
  • Crashes involving motorcycles
  • Crashes involving bicycle riders or pedestrians

Taking your eyes off the road for even a space of time as short as a few seconds can be fatal. While you are distracted by answering a ping on your phone, a truck can suddenly slide into your lane. You can also hit a huge pothole that can cause you to veer off the road. For this reason, you are strongly encouraged to explore safety measures.

“Do not disturb” options for cell phones

Motor vehicle accidents are especially prevalent in populous states. Because of this fact, the number of potential injuries and fatalities is also higher. As a result, a number of new measures are being developed to help reduce the total number of accidents.

Among the most promising is the new “Do Not Disturb” feature for cell phones. This is an option that you can make use of in order to minimize distractions while driving. The idea is to block out potential messages, alerts, and other features that can cause you to lose focus. This way, you can proceed on your drive with your full concentration.

As yet, the option to employ the “Do Not Disturb” feature is still very much in its infancy. But as motor vehicle crashes become more prevalent, awareness of this option is growing. This is merely one of several new features that you can look into to heighten your level of safety.