Timothy C. McElhinny,
CIC, LUTCF, Partner,
The latest study concerning the effects of mobile phone
use on drivers shows that talking on the phone is more
distracting than even the most talkative passenger. Whether a
driver uses a hand-held phone or a hands-free device, talking
on a phone can make driving dangerous, causing drivers to
follow too closely and miss exits. The study, which involved
drivers between the ages of 18 and 49 years, showed that
talking on a cell phone can slow reaction time of young adult
drivers to levels associated with senior citizens. The study
went on to say that passengers do not pose as much of a
distraction to drivers because they are often silent or act as
another set of eyes.
Cell phone use may not affect your insurance rates per se,
but if you receive a ticket where there’s a ban in place, you
can probably expect higher premiums. At McELHINNY
INSURANCE AGENCY, LLC, we want to make sure
you understand all facets of your auto insurance policy. If
you’re unsure of what is covered and not covered, don’t
hesitate to call us at 412.650.5700. Maybe it’s time to
review the policies you currently have and make sure you’re
fully or adequately covered for you and your specific
situation. We’re a professional agency with personal service.
We’re located at 5624 Brownsville Rd., Pittsburgh.
We want to serve you for life.
NOTE: The study mentioned above also showed that drivers
who talked on the phone were as impaired as legally
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