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Collision Avoidance Systems

  • Vehicle Reversing Aid system with "VDI" Voice Distance Indicator
  • Vehicle Reversing Cameras
  • Vehicle GPS Tracking
  • Cell Phone Control

How do you protect your driver's from the dangers of cell phone distracted driving?

Distracted driving caused by cell phones has reached epidemic proportions. Thousands lose their lives every year and the numbers are growing.

FACTS:

  • Cell phone use while driving caused over 3,000 deaths and 600,000 accidents last year
  • 53% of trucking companies admit to accidents caused by cell phone distracted driving
  • Drivers face civil penalties up to
    $2,750, while employers can be held liable and fined up to $11,000

Law Passed Banning Hand-Held Cell Phone Use for
Commercial Truckers Nationwide 

As you may be aware, just recently, a final ruling was made by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regarding cell phone use by commercial truckers. Those who operate commercial trucks and buses will no longer be permitted to use any hand-held cell phones while navigating their vehicles on the nation's roadways. While there has been much debate over this issue in the past months, the final ruling has been issued by the FMCSA.
The new law will take effect January 3, 2012, one month after the official statement and paperwork was passed by the FMCSA. No driver will be allowed to hold a cell phone in their hand while driving with the other, and, if they break the rule, they can face disciplinary actions. Offenses will count as traffic violations and several accrued infractions can lead to a commercial driving license being revoked.

Drivers who violate the restriction will face federal civil penalties of up to $2,750 for each offense and disqualification from operating a commercial motor vehicle for multiple offenses. States will suspend a driver's commercial driver's license after two or more serious traffic violations. Commercial truck and bus companies that allow their drivers to use hand-held cell phones while driving will face a maximum penalty of $11,000. This ban follows the September 2010 ban regarding texting while operating a commercial truck or bus. 

With a firm rule now on the books holding employers accountable for their drivers' actions, it will likely be easier for parties injured in a distracted-driver accident to attach negligence liability to any company that does not implement a documentable compliance program for its drivers. Therefore, trucking companies should take immediate action, with revisions to training programs and policies, to heighten awareness of the new law. 

Introducing Surge' ON™ … the next generation of fleet safety

How It Works.

It's Simple… the vehicle is disabled until the driver's phone is secure in the Locker. Providing the fleet industry with the only patented solution to completely remove the cell phone from the driver's hands.

Competitive Advantages

  • Only device that disables the vehicle until the driver's phone is safely locked
  • Companies choose if they want "Hands Free" feature enabled
  • CANNOT be disabled by the driver
  • Works with all phone makes and models
  • Works with ALL vehicles and trucks
  • Manages an unlimited number of drivers
  • Stores 4GB of driver data
  • prevents unauthorized after-hours vehicle use
  • Does not tie up the vehicle's OBDII port
  • Acts as an Anti-theft device

This is YOUR opportunity to be a part of the solution that will end cell phone distracted driving.

To schedule a demonstration of the Surge'ON™ or receive information about our technologies
call 877-590-8968 or email: shawn@collisionavoidancesytems.net

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