SOURCE: Cellcontrol

Cellcontrol

September 14, 2015 12:55 ET

Cellcontrol Urges Greater Use of Technology Solutions to Combat Distracted Driving Following a Report Detailing 14% Rise in Traffic Deaths During 2015

BATON ROUGE, LA--(Marketwired - Sep 14, 2015) - Following a National Safety Council (NSC) report citing a 14% increase in motor vehicle fatalities, Cellcontrol, the world's leading distracted driving solution, urges the use of technology to combat distracted driving. The NSC found three reasons for the increase in fatalities: lower gas prices, adverse weather, and an economic recovery in the U.S. However, the report has caught the attention of industry luminaries like Warren Buffet, whose Berkshire Hathaway firm owns Geico, who explained that in prior economic recoveries motor vehicle fatalities never spiked like this year and instead pointed blame at a new culprit: use of mobile devices and in-car infotainment systems.

To mitigate the rise and severity in policyholder claims, two of the three largest auto insurance carriers in the U.S., Allstate and Geico, are raising premiums. According to the NSC cell phone related activities are to blame for 27% of all crashes in the first three months of 2015.

"We agree with Warren Buffett's comments about distracted driving being a root cause of increased motor vehicle deaths, which further supports how technologies like Cellcontrol can be an invaluable resource to auto insurance carriers and their Usage-Based-Insurance programs," said Rob Guba, CEO of Cellcontrol. "Our technology is used by many national insurance firms to not only help their policyholders protect their families, teenage drivers and employees, but also a means to monitor and improve their driving habits."

The easy-to-use Cellcontrol DriveID solution takes less than a minute per vehicle to install and activate, is simple to administer, and provides real-time, accurate exception and trend reporting to parents in order to enforce their cellphone policies. Once the vehicle is in motion Cellcontrol can defer emails, texts and unauthorized phone use. Cellcontrol works across a host of devices and mobile phone platforms, and is the only truly enforceable solution for Apple iPhone.

About Cellcontrol
Established in 2009, Cellcontrol delivers the world's leading technology to stop distracted driving. 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.

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