Distracted driving has become an even bigger problem as some behaviors has risen since the start of the pandemic. Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) recently published:The state of distracted driving in 2023 and the future of road safety,“This shows that drivers used their mobile phones on 58% of trips in 2022 compared to 54% in 2020, and screen interaction increased by 23% in 2022 compared to 2020. The report also discusses the role that telematics plays in safe driving – one CMT study reports that those who interact with a telematics app three times a week are 57% less distracted than drivers who do not use telematics. Another study cited in the report, shows that drivers with unsafe driving styles were 25% less distracted.
While many insurance companies and insurers offer security technologies such as mobile apps or smart DVRs to reduce distractions while driving, some consumers and businesses continue to reject such solutions. Digital Insurance contacted insurance companies to learn more about how consumers feel about distraction prevention technologies and the barriers that prevent consumers from implementing these security solutions.
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