Can Technology Actually Reduce Distracted Driving?

On Behalf of | May 22, 2020 | personal injury |

It’s no secret that Georgia law enforcement is cracking down on cell phone use while driving. The laws now state that being caught even holding your phone while driving can result in a fine.

While most people understand the dangers of distracted driving, sometimes certain types of cell phone use are necessary while in the car. Luckily, advancements in technology can help drivers get what they need from their devices, while still practicing safe driving.

Devices and tech to help drivers

There are many different hands-free options for drivers who may need to use their cell phones to some extent while in the car. A few include:

  • Car mounts for cell phones – i.e. vent mounts and cup-holder mounts
  • Voice-to-text technology
  • Apple CarPlay or Android Auto technology

These advancements in technology can help drivers stay focused on the road while still using their phones in a safe manner.

Tech used in different ways

However, in many cases avoiding cell phone use altogether is the safest way to drive. There are other forms of technology that help drivers prevent distractions from their cell phones. Tech like:

  • Do Not Disturb mode
  • Cell phone blocking apps/tech
  • Automated replies

These forms of technology prevent drivers from using their cell phones while driving by blocking or silencing incoming calls or texts, taking away the temptation to text or talk while driving.

Staying Safe Is Easy

Whether drivers have a necessity for cell phone use or what to block out potential distractions completely, technology can be their friend even if their cell phone is not. Technology will likely continue to improve to better protect drivers and keep all road users safer now and in the future.