Every year, phone-based distracted driving causes 2 million accidents. Those accidents create 500,000 injuries and 4,000 deaths annually.
With April being National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and thousands of RVers hitting the road for the first time this camping season, it’s worth it to take a second to contemplate those numbers.
That’s 10 deaths per day. 10 people who would be with us if we eliminated distracted driving. Luckily, there’s something you can do about it. And no, you don’t have to forgo the latest technology. Instead, embrace technology and use it for good. That’s where This App Saves Lives (TASL) comes in.
TASL is a mobile app that rewards drivers who choose not to engage in phone-based distracted driving. In short, it incentivizes people to do the right thing, and with more people out enjoying the roads this spring and summer it will be more important than ever to drive safely.
Drive Smarter, Especially While RVing
Distracted driving can be a huge problem for anyone behind the wheel, but when you’re driving or towing an RV, the stakes are even higher. Most of the time, there are multiple people traveling with you and the vehicle is large. Those reasons alone should be enough for you to take extra care. RVing, and driving in general, can be done safely, but it requires your attention, and TASL can help you keep your concentration on the road.
Drivers earn rewards points for time spent driving undistracted when they use TASL. Those points can then be redeemed for rewards from a wide variety of merchant partners. The gamification of the app actually makes you want to do the right thing. The less distracted you are while you drive, the more you earn.
Parents Can Help Reward Their Child’s Safe Driving Behavior
Okay, so that might sound like a great solution for you as a driver, but here’s a stat for you that might give you pause. One in every three fatal accidents involves a distracted driver between the ages of 15 and 29. Younger drivers are at a higher risk, teens especially.
Getting your kids, your teen drivers, to pay attention and participate in a safe driving program is tough. It’s something parents have struggled with from the first time a mother or father handed over the keys to their car. But TASL has a way to incentivize young drivers—your kids—to drive undistracted.
TASL offers a Parent Portal that lets parents monitor and reward a child’s safe driving behavior. You can set unique rewards and goals specific to each child, and keep track of progress over time. By making this a part of their driving habits, you’re helping your kids build a better and safer life.
Again, gamification works in your favor here, rewarding behavior that’s smart and beneficial to your family and society at large. It’s how we can use technology to make the roads a better place for everyone, whether you’re going 15 minutes down the road or across the country to a national park you’ve never visited.
Visit the This App Saves Lives website, or download the app to your smartphone to learn more. Right now, you can use the code “HIGHWAYS” when you download the TASL iOS app to get 750 bonus points, which are immediately redeemable for great rewards including free or discounted food, apparel, electronics, and more. Additionally, if you’re interested in the Parent Portal, use the code “CAMPINGWORLD30” and receive 30 percent off any plan!