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Safe driving technology blocks over 40m texts and apps from drivers' phones in Q1

The DriveID system developed by Cellcontrol also prevented distractions for more than 460 million miles travelled over the same period.

“Our statistics tell a very plain truth, there is a technology cure to distracted driving, especially when you cover over 460 million miles driven without a single accident caused by a mobile device,” said Cellcontrol USA CEO Robert Guba.

Cellcontrol’s DriveID unit stops drivers from accessing their mobile devices whilst driving. It is solar powered so it is simple to fit into any vehicle and the company’s app allows businesses to replicate their corporate phone policy so they can police and enforce it.

Andrew Tillman, director of Cellcontrol's UK distributor, G2M Technology, commented: “Many countries such as here in the UK have total bans on distracted driving, so we're not only protecting and saving lives but keeping our customers and their drivers from incurring costly fines and damage to corporate reputation.”

 

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.