Driving and smartphones: A dangerous combination

Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) touts itself as having “The Most Advanced Telematics Platform” that collects sensor data from millions of smartphones, connected vehicles, dashcams, and other types of technology. The objective is to create combined views of both driver and vehicle behavior.

Statistics tell a troubling tale

A recent report paints a grim picture when it comes to driving with their smartphones and other devices accessible in their vehicles. Various statistics confirm the “cause and effect” when it comes to smartphone use and motor vehicle collisions. Overall, interactions with phones are 240 percent more likely to be involved in collisions, according to CMT.

The introduction of the iPhone in 2007 resulted in 4,6600 pedestrians dying that year. Ten years later, when smart phones were in 77 percent of households, those deaths jumped 30 percent to more than 6,000.

In 2022, nearly 60 percent of their travels saw them interacting with distracting technology, an increase from 54 percent in 2020. Not surprising is the overall amount of time spent using devices increasing by 23 percent compared to 2020.

Fatalities by cyclists are also going in the same direction as motor vehicles, accounting for nearly 1,000 deaths in 2020, the highest level since 1990. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported close to 43,000 people losing their lives in 2021, representing the most deaths in 16 years.

A grim trend

Perhaps the most startling statistic comes from Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, revealing that sending or receiving a text creates distractions lasting 4.6 seconds, the same time span it takes to drive 100 yards at 55 miles per hour.

A split-second can become life-changing. The traumatic aftermath of a motor vehicle accident caused by a distracted driver can leave victims seriously injured and facing an uncertain future.

i 3 Table of Contents

We listen. Your story matters to us.

We have a team of courtroom lawyers with a proven track record to help you tell your story. And we have the resources, the experience and the reputation to make sure you’re heard.

Tell Us About Your Case

Check Consent Box

Honored To Be a Part of Their  Story
"They took a case that others would have stayed clear of.."
I have the utmost respect for Rip Andrews and the lawyers at MRB Law. They took a case that others would have stayed clear of because the issue of state immunity was involved. Through determination and unwavering commitment they were able to a find resolution to an extremely difficult matter.
Nancy Owen
"They took a case that others would have stayed clear of.."
I have the utmost respect for Rip Andrews and the lawyers at MRB Law. They took a case that others would have stayed clear of because the issue of state immunity was involved. Through determination and unwavering commitment they were able to a find resolution to an extremely difficult matter.
Nancy Owen
"They...brought justice to my family through a multi-million dollar verdict ."
These lawyers took a complicated issue, revealed the truth in a way 12 jurors unfamiliar with the topic could understand, and brought justice to my family through a multi-million dollar verdict. They were able to relate my “invisible” medical condition to the jury better than I can to my own friends. And because of that, the jury hugged me and cried with me when it was all over. That meant more to me than any amount of money.
Caroline Malatesta
"They...brought justice to my family through a multi-million dollar verdict."
These lawyers took a complicated issue, revealed the truth in a way 12 jurors unfamiliar with the topic could understand, and brought justice to my family through a multi-million dollar verdict. They were able to relate my “invisible” medical condition to the jury better than I can to my own friends. And because of that, the jury hugged me and cried with me when it was all over. That meant more to me than any amount of money.
Caroline Malatesta
"Our relationship began as strangers but ended in friendship thanks to the compassion he showed ."
I can’t adequately put into words the appreciation I have for Mr. Derrick Mills and MRB Law. He was assertive in his fight for justice for our family during our time of tragedy. Mr. Mills is knowledgeable, passionate and a great communicator. Our relationship began as strangers but ended in friendship thanks to the compassion he showed. Thank you Mr. Mills for being a dedicated professional! Justice done right!
Dana Owens
"Our relationship began as strangers but ended in friendship thanks to the compassion he showed."
I can’t adequately put into words the appreciation I have for Mr. Derrick Mills and MRB Law. He was assertive in his fight for justice for our family during our time of tragedy. Mr. Mills is knowledgeable, passionate and a great communicator. Our relationship began as strangers but ended in friendship thanks to the compassion he showed. Thank you Mr. Mills for being a dedicated professional! Justice done right!
Dana Owens
Related Articles
How can a malfunctioning seat belt be fatal?
How can a malfunctioning seat belt be fatal?

Seat belts are one of the most important safety equipment inside vehicles; millions of people depend on them daily. This type of equipment has a dramatic impact on a person’s chances of survival in an accident. A malfunctioning seat belt can put drivers and passengers...

Common fatal work-related accidents
Common fatal work-related accidents

Unfortunately, whether you work outside or inside, there is always a risk of injury when you go to work. If you are involved in a work-related accident, it is critical to know what steps to take immediately after the accident. If you lose someone close to you because...

What care might someone need after a dog bite?

A dog bite can seriously impact a person’s physical and mental wellbeing, and they may need extensive treatment to help them recover. What might the treatment for a dog bite involve? Surgery A severe animal bite can do permanent damage, especially bites that impact a...

Related Videos
Personal Account
Business Account
Investments
Insurance Services
Ohter Services
Debit Card
Credit Card

Your story matters to us

Tell Us Your Story