The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. More and more drivers use smartphones, thus propelling distracted driving to a national safety crisis. Hopefully, the new iOS11 “Do Not Disturb While Driving Mode” will prevent drivers from being tempted to check their phones when they see or hear alerts. When turned on, the new feature will mute your phone and darken your screen. If someone sends you a message, they receive an automatic reply that tells them you are driving.
The personal injury attorneys at Prince Glover Hayes strongly recommend that iPhone users learn about and then use this feature. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in an accident involving distracted driving, please give us a call at 800-536-1105 for a free consultation.