Atlanta, United States – April 28, 2015 – It’s not uncommon to be at a traffic light to see the driver of the car in front or next to us with head bowed down beneath the windscreen trying to be inconspicuous while they fiddle away texting on their mobile phone.
Then, there are those erratic drivers who swerve around corners and drift across lanes who have one hand on the steering wheel and the other hand clutching a phone to their ear.
These kinds of practices are not only illegal, but now research has shown that they are also high risk activities. It’s been proven that any driver who takes their eyes off the road loses their concentration, no matter how experienced they may be. Here are five interesting statistics.
The average time a driver’s eyes are off the road while texting is five seconds. When a car is traveling at 55mph, that’s enough time for it to cover the length of one football field. (2009, VTTI)
A driver who is engages themselves with distracting side tasks such as reaching out for their phone and using a hand held mobile phone to dial or text increases their risk of getting into a road accident by around three times. (2009, VTTI)
Of all young drivers involved in fatal crashes under the age of 20, 11% were reported to have been distracted at the time of the crash. (2012, NHTSA)
The percentage of drivers under the age of 35 who read text messages or handle cell phones while driving is an alarming 49% (2011, Harris Poll)
Out of all drivers on the road, 60% of them use their cell phones while they are driving. (2011, Harris Poll)
These statistics can also apply to driver’s in cars with built in phone systems because it’s important for all drivers to have their phone adequately secured so it cannot slide around inside the car while they are driving. Also drivers need to have easy access to their music library.
The safest and most sensible option to operate a phone in the car is to keep it in a mobile phone car mount that sticks onto the windscreen. This allows drivers to make calls or send text messages by combining Bluetooth and the voice activated feature which is on most smart phones such as the ‘Siri’ feature on the iPhone range.
Until now, this has been difficult because most of the cell phone mounts on the market have been either prohibitively expensive or low quality and difficult to position because they can only be secured and adjusted by the use of a flimsy plastic screw thread.
To fill this gap the AutoBud car mobile phone holder by OOware has just been released exclusively on Amazon so safety conscious drivers can now get hold of an affordable high quality mobile phone holder that is simple to use while being highly functional.
The AutoBud car phone mount is superior to most other universal phone windshield mounts because of it’s unique ‘switch lock’ and ‘switch adjustment’ feature that securely holds most brands of mobile phones to give all drivers peace of mind no matter if they are on the highway, a bumpy country road or if they ever need to suddenly slam on the brakes in an emergency.
You can also contact the Director of OOware Gary Simmons by phone: +61 2 9531 7648
Company Name: OOware
Contact Person: Gary Simmons
Phone: +61 2 9531 7648
Address:PO Box 2124
City: Taren Point
State: New South Wales