Distracted driving is a problem that continues to plague the roadways of Massachusetts, usually leading to accidents as light as rear-end collisions or violent frontal accidents. In an effort to curb the rising number of Massachusetts Distracted Driving Accidents, several insurance companies have partnered to create a campaign aimed at educating teens about the risks involved with the behavior.
According to a story from Wicked Local, the “Distractology 101” campaign made its most recent stop at Braintree High School from May 6—10. The program utilizes a 36-foot trailer that contains several driving simulators. Students who participated in the program were allowed to attempt to drive the simulators through a course while operating a handheld electronic device. They must then complete an online training course and are then offered the opportunity to take a pledge never to drive while distracted.
The program was created by the Arbella Insurance Foundation, who also recently released a product called Trigger. The device prevents a phone from being used to make calls, send or receive text messages, or browse the Internet while in a vehicle that is moving. It works by simply plugging the device into a car’s ODB port and has a cost of around $25.
The MA Personal Injury Attorneys with Jason Stone Injury Lawyers applaud the efforts being made to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities that are the result of distracted driving, and wish the campaign success.