We think we’re safe, we think we’re careful, but most of all we think we’re focused while we drive.
It turns out that while this may be what we think, with the recent release of statistics. We’re all wrong and it’s a serious problem that needs to be dealt with.
U.S. fatalities from traffic accidents rose 7.2% last year to 35,092—the largest increase in 50 years with distracted driving playing a huge role in many of those deaths, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Distracted Driving has even now surpassed drunken driving as the No #1 killer on the roads and it’s to no surprise, given how often we continue to play on our phones, fiddle with various items, apply makeup or text while we drive.
We have Seat belts and Airbags that protect us during an accident, with insurance to help us in the after math, but there’s very little to help us before the event actually takes place.
It’s due to these reasons that one company in particular has made it their mission to tackle the major “Epidemic” of Distracted Driving by creating a device, which help’s reduce Driver distraction before it even occurs.
We’ve all done it and every vehicle has this curse. It’s that frustrating gap between the seat and center console where everything goes missing. Phones, credit cards, cash, jewelry, food, pens and just about everything else you didn’t want to lose during your journey.
We may not think it’s so deadly, but when a police officer lost his 21-year-old daughter, when she reached for her fallen phone in this very gap, veered off the road, struck a tree, and died instantly. We begin to realise it’s a very different story and one we don’t want happening to our own families.
The solution was invented by Jeffrey Simon and Marc Newburger and is named Drop Stop. It’s a neoprene-encased wedge that squishes into this frustrating gap and blocks it once and for all. It’s been designed to protect drivers of all ages in all Cars, Trucks and SUVs. While partnering with Lori Greiner to become one of the best selling products in Shark Tank’s 7 year history, blocking over 3 million “Carmuda Triangles”
They’ve made a serious impact in the world of car safety and due to being one of the only products to reduce Driver Distraction, they’ve been endorsed by various police departments and AAA as a must-have safety device for all vehicles. Even Oprah named it as the #1 way to declutter your car.
It’s coming up to the holiday season, a time where our families travel to be together from far distances all over the country. It’s one of the most meaningful times and special times of the year.
So this year, let’s keep our families safe from driver distraction and have everyone together safe and sound.
No one wants to see those similar statistics again next year, so let’s stay alive, be alert on the roads and reduce driver distraction with a set of Drop Stops. If you’d like to pick up a set, you can head on over to buydropstop.com to do so.
Happy holidays – Stay safe!