Travelers Institute and Cambridge Mobile Telematics release educational guide to reducing distracted driving – Insurance News Net | CarTailz

“The guide highlights new statistics showing how risky driving behaviors like speeding and texting behind the wheel have accelerated during the pandemic,” he said Joan WoodwardPresident of Traveling Institute and Executive Vice President of Public Policy at Travelers. “Throughout the report, we provide an insightful account of the dangers of distraction and equip drivers with key resources to stay safe on the road.”

That Every second counts The guide outlines steps motorists can take to improve their driving habits, including:

  • Adopt the mindset of a professional driver: hands on the wheel, eyes on the road, thoughts while driving.
  • Don’t be a distraction: According to the 2022 Travelers Risk Index, nearly 80% of drivers make or take calls while driving, so avoid getting distracted – don’t call or text co-workers, family and friends while they’re on the road.
  • Enable Do Not Disturb: Use this setting while driving to silence notifications and avoid distractions.
  • Do you speak: Educate risky drivers about their dangerous behavior and encourage others to do the same when they are passengers in a car.
  • get feedback: Consider enrolling in a telematics program that provides feedback and incentives for safe driving.

The report also highlights the benefits of telematics programs. Data from CMT shows that drivers who open their telematics app more than three times a week are 65% safer and 57% less distracted than those who don’t.

“Telematics programs change behavior and reduce distractions on the road,” he said Ryan McMahon, senior vice president of strategy at CMT. “By participating in a telematics program, drivers learn their habits and improve road safety for everyone. Consumers are recognizing these benefits, and as a result, telematics programs are more popular than ever.”

Other important results of CMT are:

  • More than 35% of car trips involve some sort of phone distraction.

  • More than 35% of distracted driving happens at speeds over 80 km/h.

  • The most distracted drivers are 2.2 times more likely to have an accident than the least distracted drivers.

through the Every second counts distracted driver training initiative, the Traveling Institute publishes materials and hosts events that encourage drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians to play an active role in changing road behavior.

To learn more about the Traveling Institute and read the Every second counts Education guide, visit travellerinstitute.org.

About Cambridge Mobile Telematics

Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) is the world’s largest provider of telematics services. Its mission is to make the world’s roads and drivers safer. The company’s AI-driven platform, DriveWell®, collects sensor data from millions of IoT devices – including smartphones, proprietary tags, connected vehicles, dashcams and third-party devices – and fuses it with contextual data to provide a unified view of vehicle and driving behavior . Businesses in personal and commercial auto insurance, automotive, ridesharing, smart cities, wireless, financial services, and family safety use insights from the CMT platform to drive their risk assessment, safety, indemnification, and driver improvement programs. headquarters in Cambridge, Masswith offices in Budapest, Chennai, Seattle and Tokyo, CMT serves millions of people through 80 programs in 18 countries, including 21 of the top 25 US auto insurers. Visit cmtelematics.com for more information.

About the Traveling Institute

That Traveling Institutethe Department of Public Order of The Travelers Companies, Inc.engages in the discussion and analysis of public policy issues relevant to the insurance market and the broader financial services industry. The Travelers Institute draws on the industry expertise of Travelers senior management and the technical expertise of many of Travelers’ underwriters, risk managers and other professionals to provide information, analysis and solutions to policymakers and regulators. Travelers is a leading provider of property and casualty insurance for autos, homes and businesses. Visit Travelers.com for more information.

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Cambridge Mobile Telematics:
Matt Fiorentino
[email protected]

Traveler:
Kassondra Mangione860.277.0731

[email protected]

Source: The Travelers Institute

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