BATON ROUGE, LA--(Marketwired - October 20, 2016) - Cellcontrol, the world's leading provider of solutions that promote safe driving and stop distracted driving, announced today the company's special programs and initiatives for National Teen Safe Driving Week, including the safe driving pledge, stats and tools and product discounts.
Cellcontrol is joining its current customers, as well as organizations across the country to end distracted driving on the nation's roadways, which injures several hundred thousand people each year. Resources for individuals, families and companies, as well as additional information on discounts and incentives for new customers, can be found at www.cellcontrol.com/ntdsw.
Distracted driving kills eight people and injures over 1,100 more each day in the United States alone. Moreover, half of all teens will be involved in a traffic accident before they graduate from high school, and auto accidents are the number one killer of teenagers between 16-19 years of age. These statistics aren't just unique to the United States. Of the 7 billion people across the globe, 6.8 billion have phones. Accordingly, the instance of mobile phone use behind the wheel, and associated accidents, are on the rise. Traffic accidents and deaths in 2016 are already on track to exceed last year's numbers, one of the deadliest years on record.
"Last year, brought some of the highest numbers in traffic accidents and deaths we'd seen in decades and teen drivers make up far too many of these numbers," said Cellcontrol CEO Robert Guba. "We started Cellcontrol with the goal of ending distracted driving and helping people become better drivers and each trip, each mile driven by our growing list of customers and partners across the globe, moves us closer to accomplishing that goal every day," said Cellcontrol CEO, Robert Guba. "We invite teens, families and companies across the country to join us in putting the safety of their friends, loved ones and co-workers first by pledging to drive free from mobile distractions."
Cellcontrol is encouraging teen drivers, along with drivers of all ages to commit to driving phone-free, in addition to getting involved in awareness efforts in their local communities and starting conversations around the topic. Companies can participate as well by taking the pledge and creating a distracted driving policy for their employees. Cellcontrol is also offering a special 15% discount for new consumers who purchase Cellcontrol.
Companies and parents alike can get more information on the dangers of distracted driving, how to talk to friends, family and employees about distracted driving and tips to prevent it at www.cellcontrol.com/ntsdw and the following sites: www.distraction.gov and www.nsc.org.
Established in 2009, Cellcontrol delivers the world's leading technology to stop distracted driving and create better drivers. The company's patented distracted driving prevention platform eliminates talking, texting, and browsing on any mobile device while a vehicle is in motion. Cellcontrol also collects a robust set of driver behavior data to provide valuable feedback to improve driver performance. Cellcontrol's technology has been recognized by Consumer Reports, the Consumer Electronics Show and the National Traffic Safety Institute, and is used by families and Fortune 500 companies worldwide. For more information, visit cellcontrol.com and follow @Cellcontrol.