P&C Industry Needs Better Data About Distracted Driving

 Tuesday, February 2, 2021

 Canadian Underwriter

There’s a fairly significant gap between what government agencies have to say about distracted driving and what data companies are able to capture, and that is playing a role in the ineffective portrayal and messaging around the seriousness of people using their phones while operating vehicles, according to a recent webinar panel.

In 2019, about one-third of all trips showed “significant phone distraction,” according to Cambridge Mobile Telematics’ (CMT) own data gathered through its apps.

In 2020, which included nine months of a global pandemic, the number of trips where the driver was distracted by their phone went up to 40%.

“That number is much higher than we see in the statistics published by the road safety community,” reported Ryan McMahon, VP of insurance and government affairs at CMT.

The U.S.-based National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported in late 2019 that the percentage of passenger vehicle drivers talking on handheld phones increased from 2.9% in 2017 to 3.2% in 2018.

Smartphones Can Help Reduce Driving Risk

 Monday, January 25, 2021

 Canadian Underwriter

Data Security To Be Found In The Cloud

 Monday, March 9, 2020

 Insurance Thought Leadership

The Industry Needs An Intervention

 Thursday, June 28, 2018

 Insurance Thought Leadership

How Insurance and Blockchain Fit

 Friday, June 22, 2018

 Insurance Thought Leadership

Data Dump

 Tuesday, March 15, 2011

 Claims Advisor

Distracted Driving: An Epidemic?

 Monday, September 27, 2010

 Insurance Information Institute - Blog

Most teens still driving while distracted

 Monday, August 2, 2010

 USA Today