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A Distracted Driving Crackdown Is Coming

Source: Fleet Management Weekly

As regulators, technology companies and even the most conscientious road warriors struggle with the universal urge to tap out a text or tally “likes” in slow-moving traffic, state and local policymakers are finally homing in on a strategy that works.

The project includes deep and nuanced legislation, robust publicity campaigns, steep penalties and the prospect of higher insurance rates—topped off with a hefty dose of grief for those already lost

TrueMotion, a Massachusetts-based company that monitors mobile-phone use said the average American driver spends 17 percent of every trip talking, swiping or texting. Zendrive, another startup that monitors in-vehicle phone use, said the behavior is rapidly getting worse in almost every part of the U.S.

Read the article at Bloomberg.

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