HARTFORD, Conn. & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 21, 2022–
The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV ), released today” Every second counts ®: Reducing distracted driving, one voice at a time», an educational guide published in partnership with Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), the largest telematics company in the world.
“The guide highlights new statistics that show how risky driving behaviors, such as speeding and texting while driving, have accelerated during the pandemic,” said Joan Woodward, president of Travelers. Institute and Executive Vice President of Public Policy at Travelers. “Throughout the report, we provide an eye-opening account of the dangers of distraction and give drivers important resources to stay safe on the road.”
The Every second counts 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, mind on the drive.
- Don’t be a distraction: According to the 2022 Traveler Risk Index, nearly 80% of drivers make or receive calls while driving, so avoid becoming a distraction – don’t call or text employees, members family and friends while on the road.
- Activate “Do not disturb”: Use this setting while driving to turn off notifications and avoid distractions.
- express yourself: Inform at-risk drivers of their dangerous behavior and encourage others to do the same when they are passengers in a car.
- Have a return: Consider signing up for a telematics program that provides feedback and safe driving incentives.
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 behaviors and reduce distractions on the road,” said Ryan McMahon, senior vice president of strategy at CMT. “By joining a telematics program, drivers learn their habits and improve road safety for everyone. Consumers are seeing these benefits, and telematics programs are more popular than ever as a result. »
Other key findings from CMT include:
- More than 35% of car trips involve some type of phone distraction.
- More than 35% of distracted driving occurs 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 a distracted driving education initiative, the Travelers Institute publishes materials and organizes events that encourage drivers, passengers, cyclists and pedestrians to take an active role in changing road behavior.
To learn more about the Travelers Institute and read the Every second counts educational guide, visit travellersinstitute.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®, brings together sensor data from millions of IoT devices – including smartphones, proprietary beacons, connected vehicles, dashcams and third-party devices – and merges with contextual data to create a unified view of vehicle and driver behavior. Companies in the personal and commercial auto insurance, automotive, ridesharing, smart cities, wireless, financial services, and family safety industries use information from CMT’s platform to power their insurance programs. assessment of risks, safety, complaints and improvement of drivers. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with 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. For more information, visit cmtelematics.com.
About the Traveler Institute
The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc., engages in the discussion and analysis of public policy topics important to the insurance market and more broadly to the financial services industry. The Travelers Institute draws on the industry expertise of Travelers senior management as well as the technical expertise of many of Travelers underwriters, risk managers, and other experts to provide insight, analysis, and solutions to policy makers and to regulators. Travelers is a leading provider of property damage insurance for car, residence and Company. For more information, visit Travellers.com.
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