Distracted driving has become a huge problem in Canada. A distracted driving charge can cause your insurance rates to sky rocket. It is also incredibly dangerous. If you have trouble resisting the urge to check your phone while driving this guide will help you enable a setting to automatically block incoming notifications while driving.
iOS 11 and above:
Apple implemented a built in feature that can activate when it senses you are travelling above a certain speed or if you are connected to your vehicles Bluetooth. To activate go to ‘Settings’, and then click on ‘Do Not Disturb’. From there, scroll down to ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ and click to select your settings. Here you can customize how the feature is activated (via motion or via Bluetooth connection)
If you use Google’s flagship phone the Pixel 2 or Pixel 3 the ‘Do not disturb while driving’ feature is built into the system settings much like iPhone. However, since the majority of Android phones are from other manufacturers there is another option available. Driving Detective is an app that brings this feature to all Android phones (4.1 and above).
This handy feature once activated can help stop you from instinctively checking your phone. By activating it will help prevent sky rocketing insurance rates and keep our roads safer from the dangers of distracted driving.
If you have received a distracted driving conviction and your insurance company is non-renewing you or your rates have become unaffordable, give us a call at 1-877-941-2266 or email us and we can see if we have a better option for your with one of our many insurance companies.