The simple answer to the straightforward question, can you earn rewards for not driving distracted, is yes, you can. You know exactly how dangerous it is to drive distracted and wouldn’t dream of physically operating your phone while behind the wheel. Unfortunately, not every motorist out there is as conscientious as you are, and these negligent drivers often cause serious traffic accidents. Fortunately, there’s an app out there designed to help these drivers curtail their dangerous smartphone habits – and to reward you for your safe practices. If a distracted driver leaves you injured, an experienced Georgia car accident attorney can help.
There’s an App for That
We know that distracted drivers are a major problem, and a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur (who was himself injured by a texting motorist in a bike accident) and his business partner have taken it upon themselves to address the issue with an app – but an app with a twist. While most apps that are directed at diminishing distracted driving simply turn off texting capacity when the vehicle gets up to speed, This App Saves Lives (the new app’s name) takes a kinder, gentler, and more-rewarding approach. In fact, when drivers are very well behaved, they can earn incredible milkshakes from Shake Shack (among a variety of other appealing rewards).
How It Works
This App Saves Lives can be downloaded for free, and it works seamlessly with smartphones to help discourage their use as distractions while behind the wheel. Once a motorist gets up to speed (driving at least 10 miles per hour), the following steps take place:
- The motorist’s phone automatically activates the app.
- The app monitors the driver for any activity with the phone other than for navigational purposes, for playing music, or for making hands-free calls. In other words, it monitors for usage that involves writing or reading text and/or watching videos – all of which are exceedingly dangerous behind the wheel.
- Whenever a motorist engages in a monitored activity, it subtracts a point per minute from the total points earned for each minute tallied while driving distraction-free.
- Once a motorist earns a specific number of points, he or she can exchange them for enticing rewards.
The inventors relay that they chose to use a carrot rather than a stick to help motorists make the right choices when it comes to distracted driving.
Seek Legal Guidance from an Experienced Forsyth County Car Accident Lawyers Today
Distracted drivers are some of the most dangerous drivers out there, and when they’re on their phones, the inherent danger is even more pronounced. If you’ve been injured by a smartphone-distracted motorist, the Cumming car accident attorneys at Banks, Stubbs & McFarland have vast experience helping clients like you successfully recover on their claims, and we’re committed to also helping you. Our dedicated legal team is here for you, so please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 770-887-1209 for more information today.