An estimated 1.2 million crashes are caused by the use of cell phones, with at least 100,000 being related to texting and driving.
Orland Park, IL (PRWEB) November 04, 2013
The Horton Group, one of the largest, privately owned insurance brokers in the Midwest, takes great pride in being a resource beyond insurance, but for safety and protection. This month, the agency is focusing on safe driving initiatives and has some interesting news for parents. There are a number of text-free driving Smartphone apps that can be used to keep young drivers off of their cell phones while on the road.
It is no secret that auto collisions involving cell phones are on the rise. In fact, according to statistics from the National Safety Council, almost 25% of all automobile accidents involve the use of cell phones. An estimated 1.2 million crashes are caused by the use of cell phones, with at least 100,000 being related to texting and driving. With these numbers on the rise, distracted driving is on the road to surpassing the number of accidents related to the use of alcohol. Now is the time to take action, especially parents.
In an effort to keep drivers safe on the road and lower the numbers, The Horton Group has put together a list of apps that are available to parents. These apps are designed to monitor the use of cell phones while on the road and reduce the use—and risks.
This app is designed to stop texting and driving by allowing parents to set up “no cell zones.” It can limit use based on these specific zones and even times.
This app is designed to disable the texting option while driving. In the event that a teen tries to uninstall the app, the parent will be notified.
This app is designed to detect movement. It is to be installed inside a vehicle to detect motions and stop the use of cell phones. It is one of the more expensive options, so it may be a good idea for parents to read reviews online before making the investment.
Those interested in reading more about these text-free driving apps should check out the agency’s current blog post. For more insurance advice and safety tips, individuals are encouraged to bookmark the agency’s blog and return for weekly news and updates. The Horton Group is committed to keeping its country-wide clientele safe with its auto insurance options and a number of other personal insurance solutions. Visit its website or call the agency directly at 877-496-1446 for further information.
About The Horton Group
The Horton Group is one of the largest, privately owned insurance brokers in the Midwest and is among the Top 60 in the U.S. While the agency is based in Illinois, it has eight offices spread across the Midwest and works to serve the entire country. Its personal services include coverage for vehicles, property, life, and health. The company is also proud to serve high net worth clientele through its Private Client Group program. Through continuous improvement and innovation, The Horton Group is able to provide high-quality personal insurance solutions for individuals.