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Are The Use of Cellphones While Driving Causing Car Insurance To Increase?

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 15:01 -- DKAdmin

We run out of our homes in the morning, jump into our car, dial our cellphone, send a text message or email, take a bite of breakfast - all while pulling out of our driveway.

Although you may not be guilty of doing any of these things, you have definitely seen others doing it while you driving to the office or school. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 11 states now prohibit all drivers from using hand-held cellphones while driving. 41 states (including Georgia) ban texting while driving.

You may think you are saving time by multi-tasking while driving, but you are putting yourself and others at risk. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 25 percent of all crashes are due to distractions, which include adjusting the GPS, fast food drive-up windows, cellphones, etc....

a study by the Institute for Highway Safety shows, motorists who use cellphones while driving are 4 TIMES as likely to get into an accident serious enough to injure themselves.

Paying attention, not being distracted while driving can pay off with possibly fewer injuries, fewer auto insurance claims. Fewer claims = lower car insurance premium rates.

Wait until you can pull over or until you reach your destination to take care of business on the cellphone. Being a focused, alert driver can protect you, your Family and other around you. Make an effort to reduce/eliminate these distractions.

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