More Proof We Don’t Get Enough Sleep

More and more Americans are sending text messages in their sleep according to an article in the New York Daily News. In fact, one patient of an Ohio sleep center said that they sent nude pictures of herself while sleeep-texting.  I wonder if they were sent to Tiger Woods, Jesse James or Brett Favre? “It’s so easy to receive emails constantly, and get notifications form smartphones,” said Dr. David Cunnington, of the Melbourne Sleep Disorder Center, “it becomes more difficult for us to separate our waking and sleeping lives.” The best treatment for sleep texters appears to be (ugh!) not sleeping in the same room as your smart phone.  This is not likely to happen.  According to Ohio Sleep Medicine, four out of five of its patients sleep with their smartphones. Well, at least they aren’t driving and...

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College Students Text Message Habits

The vast majority of college students today use smartphones and 3/4 don’t pay for their own cell phone bill. Think you are paying a lot for college costs? Consider that your young adult student may not be paying as much attention in class as you may have thought. 88% send a text message during class! Created by:...

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18% of Americans Still Text and Drive

Despite a preponderance of evidence showing that using text messages while driving is extremely dangerous, many Americans still are involved in this potentially deadly activity, according to a recent study by the Insurance Research Council. 18% of Americans have sent or read a text message while driving, according to the study.  Surprisingly, it is not teens who are the worst offenders, but those in the 25 to 39 age group.  41% of adults 25-49 reported having sent or read a text message while driving in the past 30 days.  This compares to just 33% of those 16-24 who had admitted texting and driving. When it comes to texting and driving, we should take advice from older Americans.  Only 5% of those 55+ committed this dangerous act.  Try sexting instead, but not behind the...

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200,000 Accidents due to Text Messages

We’ve said it before.  Don’t Text and Drive. Text messaging while driving is estimated to cause 200,000 auto accidents per year in the United States! Want to know who are the biggest problems?  Adults.  47% of adults 18+ send or read a text messages while...

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It Can Wait

AT&T has announced a campaign aimed at curtailing the unsafe practice of texting while driving.  The campaign hopes to remind all drivers about the risks of texting and driving, especially younger drivers. The national promotional campaign features real life stories and the text message that was sent just prior to the accident.  The commercials hope to explain just how insignificant a text message is in comparison to the potential trauma of an auto accident. “It can wait” is the slogan that will be used in connection with the...

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Texting While Driving: Danger Eliminated with New Technology

SALT LAKE CITY and LAS VEGAS-March 22, 2010- Safe Driving Systems, LLC. (www.safedrivingsystems.com) will demonstrate how to eliminate the dangers of mobile phone calls and texting while driving using Key2SafeDrivingTM at the International CTIA Wireless 2010® show. Key2SafeDriving is available for general release for BlackBerry®, Windows Mobile® and SymbianTM powered mobile phones. Other operating systems and phones will be available in upcoming versions. Key2SafeDriving uses easy to install handset software and a plug-and-forget ActivatorTM that installs in the vehicle without tools. Activated when the car starts, Key2SafeDriving automatically puts the mobile phone into Safe Driving ModeTM, disabling its ability to send or receive calls or text messages. It monitors, reports and regulates mobile phone activity while driving. Incoming calls go directly to voicemail and incoming text messages are sent an automated reply indicating the recipient is driving and will respond later. Emergency call functionality is always enabled while the phone is in Safe Driving Mode, allowing the person to place emergency 911 or other pre-determined phone calls. “Our number one goal is to help save lives by empowering parents, business owners and fleet managers with tools to eliminate mobile phones as a driving distraction and giving them peace-of-mind when their teenagers and employees are behind the wheel,” said Mike Fahnert, Safe Driving Systems CEO. Annually, mobile phone use causes 636,000 car accidents, more than 2,600 deaths, and costs an estimated $43 billion according to the Harvard Center of Risk Analysis. A recent study by Virginia Tech estimated 80 percent of all automobile accidents are caused by some form of driver distraction. Mobile phone use is listed as the top source of driver distraction. Key2SafeDriving enforces the mobile phone policies established by an administrator such as parents or fleet managers. It has a reporting mechanism that notifies administrators if certain events occur while in Safe Driving Mode.  For example, if a person tries to send a text or make a call, attempts to tamper with the product, or dials 911, the administrator is immediately notified with a text message alert. Additionally, Key2SafeDriving is immediately available to value-added resellers (VARs), wireless carriers and retailers. Key2SafeDriving is available to consumers now for $99.95 with no annual subscription fees directly from Safe Driving Systems at http://safedrivingsystems.com/purchase/. For a complete list of compatible phones or for more information on Key2SafeDriving, visit www.safedrivingsystems.com. Safe Driving Systems will demonstrate Key2SafeDriving’s capabilities at the International CTIA Wireless 2010 Show on Tuesday, March 23 through Thursday, March 25 in the Safe Driving Solutions Pavilion, booth #6074. About Safe Driving Systems Safe Driving Systems, LLC. is a leading solution that reduces cell phone related driving distractions. Safe Driving System’s...

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