LoJack Corporation new “Eyes on the Road: The Challenges of Safe Driving" infographic highlights more than 25 real and tangible distractions that a driver might encounter on any given day – from cell phone use and pets in the front seat to erratic pedestrian behavior and children demanding a driver’s attention.
Staggering statistics covered in the Eyes on the Road include:
- 7.3 million red light violations every year are a result of distracted driving.
- Drivers who text while driving are 23 times more likely to be in or near a crash.
Findings from a new annual distracted driving survey of over 150 students, conducted at the 2013 Massachusetts Teen Distracted Driving Leadership Summit in Boston. Results revealed that:
- 50 percent of teens use their cell phone while driving, both to talk and text.
- 46 percent of teenagers believe that distracted driving is a serious issue that needs to be addressed immediately.
- 91 percent of students support initiatives to ban cell phone use during driving.
Additionally, LoJack has created an educational e-booklet titled “Teen Smarts,” with information on the safe driving topic, including an overview of the problem, statistics around fatalities and types of distractions, and overall tips for driving more safely on the roads and highways today.
About LoJack Corporation
LoJack Corporation, the company that invented the stolen vehicle recovery market more than 25 years ago, is the global leader in finding and recovering a wide range of mobile assets including cars, construction equipment and motorcycles-having recovered nearly $4 billion USD in stolen assets worldwide. In today's rapidly changing world, LoJack's core competencies are more valuable and more relevant than ever as they are now being applied into new areas, such as the prevention, detection and recovery of stolen cargo and finding and rescuing people with cognitive conditions such as autism and Alzheimer's.