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Are you ADDICTED to your phone?

October 17, 2012

If you're somewhat like me, you use your phone for a lot of things (besides making phone calls).

  • Checking your email
  • Updating a status on instagram, facebook, twitter, etc
  • Texting a friend
  • Updating your calendar (because your calendar is in your phone)
  • Maintaining a "to do" list
  • Taking pictures when you don't want to lug your DSLR camera around
  • GPS for finding the new restaurant, visiting a friend, OR just figuring out how long it will take you to get somewhere (is there traffic?)
  • New contacts
  • Checking the weather in your town and for your weekend trip
  • Track exercise - MapMyRide
  • Track mileage for work purposes
  • Etc

Do any of these resonate with you?

Did you know it's #nationalteendriversafetyweek?

It's not just the teens who need to remember to put their phones away. I don't text and drive, but I can tell you, my iPhone is a distraction when I'm driving. I have to remember to turn on Bluetooth and put my phone out of reach.

But, since it's National Teen Driver Safety Week, here's a little video on distracted driving by Mazda. They use a simulator similar to the one we used in June when we hosted Distractology 101 in June.

Remember, ArbellaInsurance has Distractology, a course on Distracted Driving.

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