Smartphones are killing Americans on the roads, but nobody’s counting

 In Arvada Insurance Agency, Insurance Claims

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Smartphones are killing Americans on the roads, but nobody’counting

“From 2014 to 2016, the share of Americans who owned an iPhone, Android phone, or something comparable rose from 75% to 81%.”

“These days, we’re pretty much done talking. Texting, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are the order of the day — all activities that require far more attention than simply holding a gadget to your ear or responding to a disembodied voice. By 2015, almost 70% of Americans were using their phones to share photos and follow news events via social media. In just two additional years, that figure has jumped to 80%.”

“There are, by now, myriad technological nannies that freeze smartphone activity. Most notably, a recent version of Apple’s iOS operating system can be configured to keep a phone asleep when its owner is driving and to send an automated text response to incoming messages. However, the “Do Not Disturb” function can be overridden by the person trying to get in touch. More critically, safety advocates note that such systems require an opt-in from the same users who have difficulty ignoring their phones in the first place.”

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