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Cell Phones Pose Deadly Risk to Motorists

Lisa Ramirez | March 4, 2024

As you and your team drive to the office, job site or back home, are cell phones creating a dangerous distraction?

Odds are, if they're like most Americans, many of your employees and colleagues can’t keep their hands and minds off their phones while on the road. According to statistics shared by Federated Insurance:

  • Drivers are 23 times more likely to crash when using their cell phone
  • 47 percent of Americans consider themselves “addicted” to their cell phone
  • People check their phones an average of 344 times each day
  • One out of every four car accidents in the U.S. is caused by texting and driving.

Telematics programs - which track vehicles - can provide insights into your fleet’s driving habits, including phone use, speeding and abrupt braking. To learn more, visit

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