Cell phone use on the road is responsible for 64% of all automobile accidents in the U.S. Every day, 11 teenagers die because they were texting while driving. During daylight hours, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones while driving.
These are just a few of the scary statistics around distracted driving.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and we at Life360 want to bring awareness to you and your Circle. We will be giving all our US users free access to Safe Drive Reviews April 12-18. This is a feature of our subscription, Driver Protect.
Safe Drive Reviews let Circle members know about events occurred during a drive. View:
- Top Speed
- Texting and phone use while driving
- Hard braking
- Rapid acceleration
The Safe Drive Review map will show the spot where the event occurred.
To become a better, safer driver, being aware of these bad habits is the first step to stopping them. Sit down and have a conversation with your loved ones about the dangers of each of these events. Encourage your Circle to complete drives with zero events. We suggest giving out a prize – like a gift card or money – for an entire month of zero drives.
To view a Safe Drive Review for a Circle member, make sure these first steps are completed:
- Drive Detection is turned on for every Circle member
- Turn on Driving Alerts to receive the drive notifications
- When you receive a push notification after a drive, tap it to be taken into the Safe Drive Review
Life360 is sponsoring a contest to encourage users to take zero-incident drives all week. A zero-incident drive will show all events at 0 – Phone use, Rapid Acceleration, Hard Braking, and High Speed. We’re awarding 1 winner $500!
To participate, screenshot each zero-incident drive and post on facebook, twitter, or instagram with the hashtag #Life360SafeDriver and @Life360
We will choose one winner from April 12-18 who has posted the most Safe Drives from their account!
We leave you with this heart breaking, but touching story of the dangers of texting while driving. Remember – Just Drive.