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How technology can limit distractions while driving

Distracted driving is one of the most dangerous activities a person can partake in on the roads of North Carolina and across the country. Automakers, technology companies, law enforcement agencies and other entities are working hard to reduce the number of incidents involving these distractions. Ironically, this includes the use of technology to curb distracted driving habits.

The latest technology in use today involves blocking the use of a mobile phone while driving. This can be done using a setting on most mobile phones that stops all notifications from activating while the person is driving. This includes blocking emails, texts, social media alerts, use of the internet and incoming and outgoing calls.

This blocking software allows drivers to make calls to 911 when activated. When 911 is dialed, the software will deactivate, allowing the driver to contact 911 for any emergencies. Some programs will also allow users to set a white list of callers who, if they call the phone, will not be blocked by the program.

Some of this technology is available for free on mobile networks from various mobile phone manufacturers. Other software can be purchased and installed in your vehicle's dashboard to help reduce distracted driving habits. This purchase price will be much less compared to having to pay fines to local municipalities, getting points on your license and seeing your insurance premium increase.

Were you or a loved one injured in a distracted driving car accident in Wilson? The sooner you speak with a personal injury attorney, the sooner you will be able to protect your rights and seek compensation for the injuries suffered.

Source: Techlogitic, "Using Technology to Limit Driving Distractions," Jan. 05, 2018

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