What are the facts around bans on texting and cellphone use while driving, and how do laws differ from state to state?
Laws around the use of cellphones while driving are becoming more and more strict. In recent years states have sought to curb cell use while driving. Bans come in two forms: complete bans of any use of cellular phones while driving, and bans that specifically focus on texting while driving. Some states distinguish between newly-licensed drivers or young people and more experienced drivers.
But as these bans are not constituted on a federal level and differ from state to state it can be difficult to know exactly where you stand when it comes to using your cell while driving.
Of course, here at German Autolabs we recommend that you never use your cell while driving--cell use behind the wheel has been banned across Europe and across most states because it is incredibly dangerous: the National Center for Statistics and Analysis found that approximately 9 people are killed and more than 1,000 injured in crashes every day in the US as a result of distracted driving. But it’s helpful to understand what the laws are nonetheless.
At German Autolabs, we believe that it’s possible to stay connected while driving without becoming dangerously distracted. Our first product, Chris, connects with your smartphone and uses a combination of voice and gesture control to make sure your eyes stay on the road. You can reply to SMS, Whatsapp and other messages, control navigation and so much more without ever having to touch your cell. Find out more about Chris here.