Distracted Driving in California
Using a handheld mobile device while driving in California is illegal, yet more than 426,000 distracted driving convictions were reported in just one year
As mobile phones become increasingly available, the number of traffic incidents as a result of distracted driving skyrocket. Especially troubling is the high number of teen drivers who are distracted by text messages, calls, and apps on their mobile devices every time they step behind the wheel. Nearly 80% of vehicle crashes result from driver inattention, many of them involving young drivers. In fact, teen are not only more likely to drive while distracted due to cell phone usage, but also cause the largest number of fatal accidents as a result of distracted driving.
Proper auto insurance is the first step in securing you, your teen driver, and your car—we at Kiddoo Insurance Agency know how to best handle coverage. A policy acts as a safety net, but cannot protect against dangerous actions while you or another driver are behind the wheel. The best defense against fallout from an auto accident is a focused mindset while behind the wheel.
A contract is available for PDF Download below courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Take the time to seriously discuss the dangers of driving while distracted by your mobile device with your teen driver, close friends, and other family members. Use the contract as a constant reminder to keep your phone away and stay focused on the road.
Have any questions? We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about safe driving habits and how they relate to you car insurance. Feel free to contact us online or call us at 707-526-3312.
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Kiddoo Insurance Agency takes pride in making our communities a safer place to be, especially on the roads. Based in Santa Rosa, CA, we also serve Sonoma, Rohnert Park, Healdsburg, Petaluma, and Sebastopol, CA, as well as other areas of the state.