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Media tour conducted to discuss the dangers and consequences of distracted driving with Travelers Institute and Cambridge Mobile Telematics
The holiday season is here and that means there will be an increase of motorists on U.S. roadways. With more families hitting the road, its an important time to discuss the dangers and consequences of distracted driving.
The 2023 Travelers Risk Index on distracted driving found that 70% of consumers feel that distracted driving is more of a problem now than it was over the past few years. Following are additional highlights from the 2023 Travelers Risk Index:
80% make or receive calls.
57% use handheld devices.
28% post on social media.
27% take photos or videos.
The Travelers Institute, the public policy division at Travelers, has been raising awareness of the dangers of distracted driving through its Every Second Matters campaign an initiative that began in 2017.
Since the campaign started, the Travelers Institute has published a number of whitepapers and resources to help consumers understand the risks and learn how to be safe behind the wheel.
The Travelers Institute was joined by Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), the worlds largest telematics solution provider, which regularly publishes new distracted driving data insights and road safety reports throughout the year.
According to its new report, The State of Distracted Driving in 2023 & the Future of Road Safety, CMT reports that the 23% surge in distracted driving in 2022 caused an additional 420,000 crashes, 1,000 fatalities, and $10 billion in economic damages. Additionally, a new analysis from CMT shows that distracted driving increased by 9.2% on Thanksgiving Day from 2020 to 2022.
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