Nauto released findings from a study of commercial drivers’ distracted driving behavior and found while nearly all drivers (99 percent) had at least one distracted driving event, behavior improved dramatically when Nauto Prevent In-Cab Alerts were activated within their vehicles – not only reducing the frequency of their distraction, but also the duration and distance traveled while distracted.
Daily headlines about road safety, confirm there’s general agreement that distracted driving is a growing problem. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about nine people die each day as a result of distracted driving and another 1,000 injuries occur per day in accidents that reportedly involve a distracted driver. We believe this is an underestimation – based on our 2018 study, we found that over 70% of collisions involved distracted driving.
The good news is, Nauto found nearly four out of five drivers in fleets across industries studied saw improvements in distraction frequency, duration and distance traveled after activating Nauto In-Cab Alerts. On average, these drivers reduced their frequency of distractions by 40 percent (4.8 to 2.9 distractions per driving hour), duration by 43 percent (15.4 to 8.8 seconds per hour), and distance traveled while distracted by 47 percent (0.15 to 0.08 miles per driving hour).
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