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Federated Insurance® Asks “Do You Know a Cell Phone Addict” During April Distracted Driving Awareness Month
During April Distracted Driving Awareness Month, recommended partner Federated Insurance is sharing these sobering statistics with member clients:
47 percent of Americans consider themselves addicted to their cell phone.1
The average person touches their phone 344 times each day.1
You are 23 times more likely to crash a vehicle while using a phone.2
When you combine cell phone addiction with driving, the results are devastating and deadly. Federated® encourages every business to share these statistics with their employees in April and view a brief video highlighting this issue.
Federated DriveSAFESM Telematics is a powerful tool to help curb the urge to prioritize phones over safety on our roadways. Members are strongly encouraged to learn more about this valuable member benefit, which Federated provides as a complimentary resource to member clients.
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1.Wheelright, Trevor. “2022 Cell Phone Usage Statistics: How Obsessed Are We?” Reviews.org. https://www.reviews.org/mobile/cell-phone-addiction/. Accessed 02.17.2023.
2.US Department of Transportation. “Driver Distraction in Commercial Vehicle Operations”. https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/docs/FMCSA-RRR-09-042.pdf. Accessed 2.20.2023.