Distracted driving is a growing problem in the United States. Here are just a few of the facts surrounding teens and distracted driving:
Traffic fatalities among 16- and 17-year-old drivers jumped by a whopping 19 percent during the first six months of 2012, according to preliminary data compiled by the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA). *
Texting while behind the wheel has overtaken drink driving as the biggest cause of death among teenagers in America.**
Sprint M2M has developed a number of wireless solutions for insurance companies to keep drivers safer and we are one of the first to deliver text disablement as a part of our Sprint UBI (usage based insurance) products.
Sprint believes is the most important reason to use OBD2 technology is because it cuts down on accidents and helps improves driving.
Using one of the solutions developed by Sprint UBI, you can disable texting and driving and keep your teen driver safer. As the mom of two teenagers, I was first in line to get this product.
I can’t program my DVR without the help of my teens but installing Sprint’s UBI device in my car took less than 60 seconds!
The small wireless “OBD2” device plugs into any car to provide features such as text disablement, vehicle tracking, maintenance alerts, and more to improve driver safety, reduce accidents and save money for insurance companies because the technology helps speed up claim processing and cuts down on insurance fraud.
In September, we are having some moms of teenagers test our new text disablement product from Sprint UBI. You can read more about what moms have to say about Sprint UBI products here: