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New iPhone Feature Could Save the Lives of Teens and Parents

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New iPhone Feature Could Save the Lives of Teens and Parents

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Teen drives while distracted texting 1024x512 New iPhone Feature Could Save the Lives of Teens and ParentsThe Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that every day more than 8 people are killed and 1,161 crashes occur that involve a distracted driver in the United States. Further, a recent survey conducted by Liberty Mutual found that over fifty percent of parents admitted to using apps while driving and over two-thirds of teens admitted to the same.

Apple aspires to combat this with a new feature on its iOS 11 operating system set to roll out this fall. The update will contain a “Do Not Disturb While Driving” option that will darken the screen, silence all notifications, and send out an automated message to any “favorites” while the phone’s owner is operating a motor vehicle. If the vehicle has Bluetooth capabilities, the phone will register the car’s speed to determine if a person is driving and thus enable the “Do Not Disturb” feature as well.

This new feature could reduce the risks even more than the CDC estimates as, Sgt. Michael Dietsch, a traffic investigations supervisor with the Tucson Police Department, stated, “I need that person [the driver] to tell me outright that they were using their phone…You can guess how often that happens”.  Sgt. Dietsch could be onto something as Liberty Mutual’s survey found that 62% of parents admit to using their phones while driving. Thus the CDC could be providing a significant underestimate of injuries and fatalities linked to distracted driving and Apple’s efforts to combat distracted driving could substantially increase safety on the road for both teens and parents.

Look for the iOS 11 update for your iphone soon and enable the “Do Not Disturb While Driving” option to help save lives.

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