Suction cup mounts for smartphones and GPS units are popular choices among many, but they aren't legal everywhere in the United States. In other states, they may be legal, but must be positioned and used in specific ways.
Officer Ron Tinsley from the Duluth Police Department recently joined our Morning Show on Mix 108 for a new weekly segment called "Ask a Cop" every Tuesday morning at 8:35am. The Topic this morning was distracted driving.
Smartphones are amazing devices to keep us connected, entertain us, and so much more. As fantastic as these devices may be, they pose a serious threat to users and those around them every day. Over the last four years, the number of distracted driving-related deaths has grown exponentially, from 93 in 2008 to almost 800 in 2011.
Statistics are showing more and more that cell phone use in cars is a leading cause of accidents. In fact, some research has shown that driving while distracted causes more deaths than driving while under the influence. But, would you buy a new device that prevents you from ever using your cell phone in your car?