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5 Innovations That Will Reduce Distracted Driving Incidents

5 Innovations That Will Reduce Distracted Driving Incidents

Road safety has always been a major concern in the US, but the roads of America have become a lot more dangerous these past few years, and distracted drivers are a big part of the problem. In 2015 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presented a report that detailed how, 3, 477 people were killed and 391,000 were injured in accidents involving a distracted driver.

Driven to Distraction published by the American Psychological Association explains that cell phone use while behind the wheel is one of the major causes of road accidents. The article explains that cell phone use is “associated with a four-fold increase in the odds of getting into an accident” because using a cell phone diverts a driver’s attention away from the road, and worse, compromises their driving skills. Even in-car technologies such as navigational displays and internet browsers are a cause for concern says the article. There are, of course, other distractions that have nothing to do with technology such as applying makeup, eating, and even reading.

Steps are now being taken to mitigate the deadly effects of distracted driving, and fittingly, technology is being implemented to keep drivers from getting distracted behind the steering wheel. These five innovations are all aiming to reduce distracted driving and make the roads of America much safer.

1. Hands-free connectivity – Bluetooth and similar technologies have been around for years, and these allow drivers to manage their phones without taking their hands off the steering wheel. These technologies are continuously being improved, and they are giving drivers a greater deal of control over their gadgets.

2. Apps against distracted driving – Cellular phone providers are now offering apps especially for drivers. These apps can send a pre-configured response—such as “I’m driving. I’ll get back to you later” for example—to text messages. It can also let the user interact easily with navigation systems like Waze or stream music with a single press of a button. USA Today writer Jennifer Jolly recommends DriveMode, which is available for both Android and iPhone.

3. Apps that can shut down phones – Jolly also notes that there are certain apps like tXt Blocker are perfect for parents with teen drivers. Such apps can be pre-configured to completely shut down a phone when the user is driving. It can also track teens while driving, with reports on how safely they are driving available as well.

4. Built-in driver assistance in vehicles – Car manufacturers themselves are now trying to address the issue of distracted driving by manufacturing vehicles with technologies such as forward collision and lane departure warning systems, autonomous emergency braking, and blind spot detection.

5. Electronic logging devices – This December a mandate that requires all commercial vehicles to be installed with an Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) will come into force. The ELD mandate is designed to stop commercial drivers illegally exceeding their Hours of Service, which in turn could lead to increased distraction through overdriving. Fleetmatics state that companies and drivers who do not comply will be heavily fined and possibly have their licenses revoked. The improved enforcement of Hours of Service will reduce the number of accidents involving commercial vehicles.

As these innovations show, there is no excuse for distracted driving. Here on Safe Rides we also state how easy it is to hire services that make it easy to avoid distracted driving. At the end of the day, though, drivers themselves hold the key to eradicating distracted driving.


Exclusively written for Safe Rides
by Driving&Jen

Why is SafeRides.org almost half the price of every other limo company?

Why is SafeRides.org almost half the price of every other limo company….. Simple, people have not discovered the best kept transportation secret yet!



At first glance, many may think SafeRides.org is just another limo company.  The truth is we are WAY more than what you think we are. We are not just a company that arranges Luxury rides for cheap. We have a specific goal of preventing drunk, distracted and tired driving. Therefore, we are setup as charity to benefit the user by giving them an affordable alternative and the local economies by using local limousine companies that pay taxes and employ drivers.  It’s a program designed to benefit everyone.  Safe Rides goal is to negotiate the cheapest rate possible for your next ride.

We describe and registered ourselves, Safe Rides Unlimited, as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with the goal to minimize and prevent drunk, distracted and tired driving. Our charity has partnered with reputable local transportation companies and negotiated highly discounted rates to provide our customers with safe, luxurious and fun rides at affordable rates.

Booking through SafeRides.org can save you up to 50% compared to hiring the same limo company directly. Even thou you are riding in the same vehicles.  We offer rides in Sedans, SUV’s, Stretch Limos, Stretch SUV limos like Escalades, Hummers, Party Buses, Shuttle Buses, Charter buses, basically any vehicle you need we can find it for you at a discounted rate.

By making these vehicles affordable enough for everyone we have started a movement that grows every week. Now limos are not only for the rich and famous.  Currently, we arrange safe rides for over 800 people every week.  Just think about how many lives that saves and how many jobs that creates every weekend.  This is why we are setup as a charity to show the world that people will use a realistic alternative if provided, but its responsibilities of organizations like ours to make these solutions possible.

So the next time you want to hire a limo or a ride of any kind, please Keep in mind when you decide that you would like to book a ride that we are a charity. When you see that cheap price, and book it understand that you are supporting this organization that is not your typical limo company. The way SafeRide’s works is simple, you submit your ride request and pay a small donation.  We than get your ride confirmed thru fully vetted companies. Once confirmed we provide you with information of the limo company that you will be riding with (under my reservation). We are basically a portal to get you discounted rides. You could even call us Uber on steroids since we offer every kind of vehicle at cheap prices.  In fact, the only reason our phone rings is because people get a quote online and don’t believe the rate.  They have been calling around and getting double the prices so how can SafeRide do the ride for half the rate.  It’s a normal reaction, once they talk to us and book they come SafeRide Users for LIFE!!!

So next time you book a ride through SafeRides.org, know that you are not only getting high quality rides at cheap prices but your also helping a charity. If you have any questions feel free to text us 973-786-1355 or contact us via email in@SafeRides.org or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram under SafeRides.org