|Distraction from cell phone use while driving (hand held or hands free) can be just as dangerous as driving with a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent. Drivers that use a cell phone while driving are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves or someone else; not to mention distracted driving is the common factor found in 25% of police reported crashes.Due to the number of accidents that are related to cell phone use while driving, some jurisdictions have made the use of a cell phone while driving illegal. Others have enacted laws to ban handheld mobile phone use, but allow use of a hands free device.
To help keep you and others safe on the road, practice some of the following cell phone safety tips:
Here at All County Insurance we want to stress the importance of safe driving practices. Remember – distracted driving can lead to accidents, injuries and hurt your auto insurance premiums. Always strive to be alert and focused while on the road. For more safe driving tips or auto insurance information, give us a call to speak with a local agent today!