Atlanta, United States – June 24, 2015 – One of the key contributors to road traffic accidents is that drivers are being distracted while they are in control of their vehicle.
Distracted driving creates a huge and potentially fatal risk for all road users including other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Without a doubt the most dangerous distractions are texting and using a mobile phone.
Some of the latest statistics are quite sobering:
• In 2013, 3154 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. This represents a 6.7 percent decrease in the number of fatalities recorded in 2012. Unfortunately, approximately 424,000 people were injured, which is an increase from the 421,000 people who were injured in 2012. Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
• At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010. Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
• Engaging in visual-manual subtasks (such as reaching for a phone, dialling and texting) associated with the use of hand-held phones and other portable devices increased the risk of getting into a crash by three times. Source: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI)
• The average time your eyes are off the road while texting is five seconds. When traveling at 55mph, that’s enough time to cover the length of a football field blindfolded. Source: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (2009, VTTI)
• A headset cell phone use is not substantially safer than hand-held use. Source: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI)
• A quarter of teens respond to a text message once or more every time they drive. 20 percent of teens and 10 percent of parents admit that they have extended, multi-message text conversations while driving. Source: University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)
These statistics can also apply to driver’s in cars with built in phone systems because drivers still get distracted when they text or try to access to their music library. Also, phones that are not adequately secured distract the driver when they slide around inside the car.
So, what’s the solution?
The simplest and safest option for drivers to keep their device secure while they are in control of a vehicle is a mobile phone car mount.
Finding the right one can be confusing as car phone mount designs vary greatly. However, one of the most practical and popular models for a car phone holder is the type that sticks onto the car’s windscreen.
Even this type of design can cause confusion because the majority of cell phone windshield mounts are poorly made and a low quality, which makes them annoyingly fiddly.
That is until now, with the release of the AutoBud mobile phone car mount by OOware, which is available exclusively on Amazon.
The high quality AutoBud car phone holder rises above the average cheap and flimsy universal phone windshield mounts on the market because it has a unique ‘lever lock’ and ‘lever adjustment’ that allows it to hold most brands of mobile phones very securely without the use of weak plastic screw threads.
The AutoBud car mobile phone holder gives drivers peace of mind in the city, on the highway or on bumpy country roads.
To discover more about the AutoBud mobile phone car mount please visit: AutoBud Information, the AuoBud website: http://www.myautobud.com or like us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/myautobud. You can also contact the Director of OOware Gary Simmons by phone: +61 2 9531 7648
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