TeenSafe, an independent smartphone control and monitoring service for parents, has carried out its first national parent survey on teen distracted driving and technologies and found:
° 40% know a teen involved in a distracted driving accident.
° 91% believe texting and 76% believe using apps or social media are the leading factors in teen distracted driving.
° All respondents would use TeenSafe Control (or other technologies) if it would lower their insurance premiums.
° Almost 68% would install additional hardware in the vehicle to enable the TeenSafe Control App to monitor driver speed, location, etc.
° 77% are unaware of any insurance incentive programs to help prevent distracted driving
“Our goal is to end teen smartphone-related distracted driving,” said TeenSafe CEO Ralph Acosta. “The statistics on this issue are unsettling and highlighted in our recent blog post. Our TeenSafe Control App allows parents to disable their teen’s phone while driving and if this prevents just one accident or saves one life, that is fantastic. This survey highlights positive attitudes towards the adoption of technology that can make our roads safer.”