Distracted driving has become one of the most major causes of serious automobile accidents in the United States. According to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, 80% of automobile accidents involve driver inattention.
Drivers will be banned from using handheld cellphones on Indiana roads starting on July 01, 2020 under legislation Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed into law to combat distracted driving.
The goal of telematics data is to help drivers learn to be safer — not to penalize them for unsafe driving. Many insurance companies won’t increase rates for simply participating in their program.