Distracted driving crashes down, but reason not yet clear – Could OnMyWay be the reason?

Some encouraging new data from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute shows collisions on Indiana roadways involving distracted drivers dropped to a 10-year low last year, the same year that Indiana’s new hands-free driving law took effect. The ICJI says there were 8,761 crashes involving a distracted driver in 2020, down from 10,132 in 2019. However, like most things from 2020, the data has a proverbial asterisk next to it. In the last seven months, State Police Sgt. John Perrine says he and his fellow Troopers have noticed fewer people driving with phones in hand. “Personally, when I’m out on patrol, I don’t see as many as I expected to,” Perrine said. “And maybe as many as I saw prior to July 1st of last year.” However, public safety officials are unable to say how much an effect the hands-free law had on the crash numbers.

Could OnMyWay be to thank for the reduced number of crashes?? There is no way to tell but we have good reason to believe so! By incentivizing our users, we have found drivers are more likely to change their behavior. Since our founding in 2019, OnMyWay has saved over 142 lives and prevented over 21,500 car crashes – with a mathematical certainty. Users earn for every mile they drive without using their cell phone. The OnMyWay cash accumulated can be redeemed for rewards such as product discounts, travel rewards and even cash payouts when certain milestones are hit. Our job will not be finished until distracted driving is a thing of the past…and we need your help! Download OnMyWay now to join the mission and make an impact!