|By Business Wire||
|June 12, 2012 02:43 PM EDT||
Cellcontrol, the leading developer of distracted driving solutions, announced today the launch of a first-of-its-kind program with specialist member-owned insurer Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange (PURE) to help prevent distracted driving incidents caused by teenage drivers. As part of the pilot program, PURE has offered complimentary devices and a full year’s subscription to Cellcontrol’s technology to drivers under the age of 18, and will be providing the technology at a discounted rates to the entire PURE membership. Not only will policy holders have free or discounted access to the Cellcontrol technology, PURE has also announced plans to introduce discounts for youthful drivers who use a cell phone-blocking device.
“Involving insurance providers in the fight against distracted driving is crucial to long term safety of American drivers and we applaud PURE for being a pioneer by offering free technology and premium credits to their members that employ distracted driving solutions,” said Chuck Cox, senior vice president at Cellcontrol. “It’s an unfortunate reality that sometimes safety alone is not enough to motivate drivers to utilize a technology solution to prevent distracted driving. Programs like the one we have developed with PURE provide extra incentive for drivers to use a distracted driving solution, which will result in safer roads across the country.”
How Cellcontrol Works
The Cellcontrol device plugs into on board diagnostics (OBD) port in a vehicle to disable mobile devices while the user is driving including cell phones, laptops, and tablets. The device works in conjunction with an application loaded onto the mobile device. Unlike other solutions that utilize the GPS function on a smart phone, Cellcontrol does not produce false positives like disabling a phone while user is traveling on a subway because it only engages when the user’s own vehicle is in motion. Cellcontrol also offers the only available solution for feature phones, or non-smart phones, which allows for a wider user base and ultimately saves more lives.
Cellcontrol, based in Baton Rouge, La., is the most accurate, reliable and enforceable solution for to stop distracted driving caused by cellular phones and other mobile devices. For more information, go to www.cellcontrol.com.
For promotional purposes, PURE refers to the members of the PURE Group of Insurance Companies. PURE Group is rated “A-” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Insurance coverage is underwritten through Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange, a Florida-domiciled reciprocal insurance exchange and member of the PURE Group. PURE provides coverage for high-value homes, automobiles, jewelry, art, personal liability and watercraft to more than 14,000 successful families in 35 markets across the U.S. and is committed to helping its members (policyholders) reduce the price of insurance today while controlling their long-term cost of risk. In return for a fee, PURE Risk Management, LLC acts as Attorney-in-Fact for PURE. For more information, visit pureinsurance.com.