What is Zoomsafer and can it have an effect on my insurance?
All of these things are well and good if you are sitting on your front porch enjoying the afternoon and talking on the phone. These things are not good if you are traveling down Interstate 95 at 75 miles per hour on your way to Miami.
Even with a hands-free cellphone, you run the risk of becoming involved in the conversation and your attention will wander from the task of driving to the discussion at hand.
The addiction to cellphones has now reached the third spot in addictions, being just behind coffee and cigarettes. The Betty Ford Center has deemed it a social problem and there are statistics to indicate that over 200 million Americans carry a cellphone with them. Over 293 million subscribers of a wireless service were documented as of June in 2010.
Because of this psychological need to hold the phone and answer it when it rings, some drivers will ignore the chance of getting a ticket for using a cellphone while driving just to feed their need to use their phone.
With over 10 states and over 40 countries, including China, Japan and India, banning the use of hand-held cellphones while driving, the problem of distracted drivers is well known and documented.
While there is no hard data to say how many people were killed or injured in cellphone related crashes, it is estimated by the federal government that over 5,000 people were killed and almost 450,000 injured related to auto accidents involving cellphones.
By use of simulators, researchers have been able to determine that reaction time and travel speeds were compromised by the use of cellphone distractions. In addition, lane swerving and movements of the steering wheel showed signs of distraction.
Addictions are not easy to break and sometimes it takes tough measures to curb the impulses. If you have no control over your cellphone use, it may be in your best interest to look at ZoomSafer as an option for your cellphone addiction.
ZoomSafer is the initial software package developed to take control over cellphones and make driving safer. It has now branched out into other packages, such as, MobilSafer, FleetSafer and TeenSafer. Each of these software packages monitors cellphone usage in conjunction with driving habits to produce a safer driving environment.
ZoomSafer connects to your cellphone by way of GPS tracking and is able to monitor your driving habits, your highway speed and other factors that would cause you to be distracted should your phone ring.
With ZoomSafer installed, an incoming phone call may be directly sent to your voicemail should ZoomSafer determine that you are driving 75 miles per hour on Interstate 95 headed for Miami. You relinquish the right to decide to answer the phone.
If your passenger answers the cellphone, an alert is sent to anyone monitoring the phone activity, such as a parent, to let them know that the car is moving and the phone is being used.
Your car insurance rates may decrease if you add ZoomSafer to your cellphones, allowing for monitoring of your driving habits. If you have teens, this may help to bring down the cost of those high insurance rates that follow them around until they turn 25.
ZoomSafer is an easy way to control your use of the cellphone as well as provide a discount on your car insurance. It also can save a life and that cannot be measured in dollars and cents.