BOULDER, Colo., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Have you ever been distracted while driving - searching for your phone to answer a call, texting at a stoplight, trying to follow a map in traffic? Is smartphone use behind the wheel becoming an international problem? 39 states currently ban texting while driving while only 10 prohibit the use of handheld phones while driving. The reality is, it's easy to support legislation against teen texting and driving, but most adults use their cell phones daily while driving. The statistics tell the story that distracted driving is already a national, if not international problem, but many feel they a have a right to use their cell phones while driving. Cell phone use helps pass the time stuck in traffic, allows more productivity for employees, and allows us to get more done in our time-crunched lives.
- You are 4 times more likely to get into an accident using your phone while driving, and
- You are 23 times more likely to get into an accident if you text while driving www.Distraction.gov
- According to the National Safety Council, www.nsc.org, 23% of all traffic crashes in 2011, or 1.3 million accidents involved cell phone use.
- Those crashes caused 3,331 deaths and another 387,000 injured, according to www.cdc.gov. A CDC study showed that 69% of drivers in the US reported that they had talked on their cell phone driving within the previous 30 days, and 31% had read or sent a text.
- In an NSC survey, a substantial proportion of the people who expressed negative attitudes towards cell phone use while driving actually admitted to doing so themselves.
- In 2012, California police issued 425,041 tickets for talking on handheld phones while driving (CA Highway Patrol)
So, even though we know mobile device use and driving endangers drivers, passengers and others, it's not going to go away, and is getting worse at an alarming rate. Hands-free use helps, but leaving the phone on the driver's lap, on the dashboard, on the passenger seat, or in a cup-holder creates a moving object and an additional distraction for the driver. Whether they are constant-use smartphone users, or the emergency-only type, having their phones in an accessible place in the car, allows drivers to use their smartphones in a responsible and safer manner.
Mobio, maker of mobile accessories in Boulder, CO, has created an innovative solution that promotes safer and more responsible driving with an easy to use, low-profile car mount compatible with all smartphones and most cases. Mobio Go is a sleek magnetic-based system that allows you to easily click your phone on the mount and adjust your phone to any viewing angle near you while you drive. With almost infinite adjustment possibilities, the phone will always be in the perfect position to talk handsfree, send voice text messages, select a number to call, answer a call, read a map or even play or stream music safely while you drive.
Mobio founder and CEO Darek Spring says, "The number of accidents caused by holding our mobile phones while driving is staggering. We believe our Mobio Go product is one of many novel solutions that must be available for every parent, young driver or anyone else behind the wheel. Everywhere you go, everything is mobile, and everyone is using smart technology. Mobio's goal is to make our customers' smart devices more convenient, more functional and more fun while being simple to use, sleek and stylish at the same time."
Scott Campbell, father of 2 says, "My whole family is using the Mobio Go in their cars. It's not only easier and more convenient to use your phones, but allows you to keep focused on your primary objective while in the car, DRIVING SAFELY!"
As the numbers for mobile phone-caused accidents continue to rise, and the use of mobile technology grows even faster, Mobio encourages everyone to find a reasonable and pragmatic solution to a serious and growing problem.
Mobio Go and other smart ways to use mobile devices are available today at www.hellomobio.com.
For more information, contact Darek Spring at (720) 236-2386 or Email.
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