Pennsylvania Representatives Push for Distracted Driving Legislation

In July of 2010, Paul Miller was driving on Rt. 33 in Hamilton Township, PA when a tractor-trailer crossed the divider and hit him head-on. The driver admitted to being distracted by his cell phone when the crash happened and Miller later died at the age of 21 due to the injuries he suffered from the crash.

Eileen Miller, the mother of Paul Miller, has been working with Pennsylvania State Representatives for several years on legislation to prohibit the use of cell phones while driving. Pennsylvania legislators are now reintroducing a distracted driving bill that has recently been referred to the House Transportation Committee.

The legislation proposes a number of safety initiatives including making driving a vehicle while holding any electronic device, regardless of a driver’s age, a primary offense subject to a fine of $100 and no points on a driver’s license. Texting while driving fines will double from $50 to $100 and cell use would only be allowed when a vehicle is parked on the side of the road. The legislation would also require a parent or guardian to certify that their child has viewed educational materials about the risks of distracted driving before receiving their driver’s license. If the child passes, they would receive a warning for texting and driving for the first six months they have their license.

PA representative Steve Malagri states, “Almost every one of Pennsylvania’s neighboring states enacted driver responsibility laws to not allow mobile device use while driving. It’s time that Pennsylvania catches up to make our roadways safer.”

The time to make our roadways safer is now. Communities, especially young drivers, need to be educated on the risks of distracted driving, and laws or legislation that reprimands the use of a cell phone while driving need to be put in place. We cannot let another senseless tragedy take away one more innocent individual like Paul Miller.

OnMyWay rewards users $0.05 for every mile they drive undistracted. The cash earned through the app can be used to redeem travel rewards, product discounts, and even cash payouts. Download the app today and join millions of others in saving lives every time you get behind the wheel.

Are We There Yet?

As the weather gets nicer and covid restrictions begin to change, many are eager to get on the road and start safely traveling again. Aside from reaching your destination, the best part of your road trip is the fact that you can get paid for it!

By downloading the OnMyWay driving app, you can get paid for your travels! For every mile you drive without the use of your cell phone, you get paid $0.05, which can be put towards cash returns, product discounts and even for travel. You can still control your music and use GPS if necessary, but don’t think about touching your phone for anything else while driving.

Now that you’re all set to earn as you safely drive, there are some other key factors to know about traveling amongst covid to protect not only yourself and others!

Always be prepared for any situation that could arise, after all, no one expected the entire world to go into a lockdown. Always keep extra masks with you and in your car, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, and even toilet paper! When nature calls, you’ll be prepared! When you hit a rest stop, make sure you wear your mask as you enter, keep a safe distance from others, and stay alert, especially if you’re alone. Always park as close to the door as you can or in a well lit area.

Keeping extra articles of clothing and other hygiene products are a great idea as well. Along with some road side snacks to keep yourself energized as you’re driving. Feeling hungry or thirsty has actually been proven to affect your driving abilities. 1 in 12 people involved in accidents say that feeling irritable due to hunger played a role in getting into the accident.

Because you’re driving, it’s always important to be prepared to stop and rest to help with energy levels. Have a hotel booked, don’t expect to be able to walk in and ask for a room, they may be hard to come by! Have extra hotels on stand by as well just incase. You truly never know what to expect while traveling amongst a pandemic.

Studies have shown that being sleep deprived is considered just as bad as drinking and driving. It’s important to take care of yourself and others around you. Everyone has a moral and legal obligation to get the most amount of sleep as you can each night.

The worst thing that could happen while driving on your road trip is an accident from fatigue, or being distracted by your cell phone! Join 3 million others and the mission to get to your destination safely with the OnMyWay app.

Download the app today and join the OnMyWay family in saving lives every time you get behind the wheel.

On My Way with Blue Light Glasses

The average American has a daily screen time of at least three hours, while some are upwards of ten hours, if not more. That is an extensive amount of time for the LCD screen and light emitted to directly bypass your pupil and negatively affect your retina.

Thanks to the OnMyWay app, you can be rewarded with blue light glasses to not only protect your eyes while using a screen, but it can also help when driving. When you download the app from the App Store or Google Play, you can get paid $0.05 for every mile you drive without using your phone. Of course you can still play music and use your GPS, but with the added perk of getting paid to drive.

There are hundreds of redeemable perks, including travel vouchers and cash payouts, but the Blue Light Glasses come with not only one, but two pairs with a $30 store gift card that can be put towards purchasing them.

Blue light glasses help by enhancing your focus and reducing eye strain, resulting in making your eyes feel less tired and improving productivity. Speaking of being tired, the light emitted can negatively affect sleeping patterns. By wearing the glasses, the impact of blue light is cut down, allowing you to use your electronics before bed. In the past two years, sales for these glasses have increased by 60%.

These glasses are not only great for your phone, but they’re ideal for driving! The lenses have a filter that cut down on sun glare while driving, which means not only can you earn a pair by downloading the OnMyWay App, but you can help join the mission of cutting down on distracted driving to save lives.

Get a pair of glasses for you, a friend, a family member, or even two pairs for yourself! Download the OnMyWay app today.

How a Pandemic Affected the Auto Industry

Your morning commute to work is a thing of the past. As the pandemic heightened, everything changed. The once busy highway was now empty, the parking garage is now full of spots, while the only place occupied was your driveway.

Just over a year ago, the pandemic struck not only the world, but also the auto industry. Major cities across America including Los Angeles and Chicago had a drop in traffic by 70%. Everyone was working from home and the furthest they travelled from their computer was to the kitchen.

And while everyone adjusted to work from home, the auto industry took a major hit. Car showrooms were shut down, no one was in the market for a new car to go nowhere. Thousands of automotive factory workers were put on unemployment.

And when the factories did slowly begin to open up again, it was a struggle to determine the best safety protocols for a hands on job. Even when production increased, the auto industry continues to hit roadblocks. Early this year, a shortage of microprocessing chips hit factories and halted production. Microprocessors are necessary for vehicle safety, lower fuel consumption, lower engine pollution, and increase the reliability of your car. While everyone was stuck at home, companies began using the microprocessors for phones, computers, tablets and other devices that people were looking for, leaving the auto industry short of them.

A year later and the industry is slowly starting back up. Everyone got situated in working from home, while social distancing protocols have allowed for some to safely return back to the office. Commuting has become much easier as the majority are working from home. And if you are one of the few on the road every day, you’re lucky enough to get paid for it.

By downloading the OnMyWay app, you can get paid to drive to work and back home. Users earn $0.05 for every mile they drive without texting. The OnMyWay cash accumulated can be used to redeem things such as product discounts, travel offers, special product financing and even cash payouts when certain milestones are hit.

While the rewards are great, you’re also a part of saving the lives of those on the road, which is the main mission behind OnMyWay.

Dining Out: A New Atmosphere

It’s been a long day of work and play, you’re exhausted, but it’s no problem. Instead of having to cook and clean dishes for your family, you opt to go out for dinner. It was a last minute idea that seemed nothing but relaxing. A change of scenery, extensive menu items to choose from, but not anymore.

For the past year, it’s been a lot of home cooked meals for the safety of individuals during the global pandemic. But as our country begins to open up, it’s a matter of using technology to protect individuals as they enjoy a night out of the house.

Unlike the past, there’s a much greater chance of needing a reservation to even dine out at the time you prefer. As many restaurants are only at half capacity, with tables closed off to help distance everyone, it’s not like the past. It’s a lot more difficult to walk into a restaurant and be seated. Restaurant owners have had to tackle this problem by using online reservation platforms to safely monitor the amount of diners in the room.

However, it doesn’t just stop at limiting diners in the room. Social distancing is the new wave. You can’t get too close to anyone or even have more than the allowed number of occupants in a room based on its size. This ultimately means less workers and less diners. To compensate for the cutbacks, restaurants have even cut back hours and technology helps keep everyone up to date. With a simple search online, you can find what time restaurants open and when they close, as many changed their hours.

Technology goes further as it even has a seat right at the table with you. Many dining experiences don’t require a handheld menu anymore. Instead, restaurants have opted for a QR code. Just scan the code with your cell phone camera and it’ll direct you to an online menu. Technology has opted to limit the spread of bacteria amongst multiple people during the pandemic to keep experiences safe and enjoyable.

Once you figure out the restaurant hours and secure a reservation, it’s time to get there safely, and get paid for the ride! By using the OnMyWay driving app, you can get paid to drive yourself to dinner. OnMyWay users receive $0.05 for every mile they drive undistracted and can then use this cash to redeem various rewards.

Even if you’re not comfortable to dine out just yet, but aren’t in the mood to cook, restaurants have it figured out for you! Thanks to technology and the internet, once again, you can order from many dining places online. Place your order, choose a pick up time and use OnMyWay to safely get your food back home.

Whether a five star dining experience is socially distanced in a restaurant, or your favorite restaurant bought back home, join the OnMyWay mission to put an end to distracted driving.

Life Saving Initiatives are Right There

Society has the technology to protect lives in tragic car accidents. We’re simply just not using it.

In the past decade, car related fatalities have stayed relatively flat and sitting inside of the car is definitely safer than being on the outside. The curve for accidents involving cyclists and pedestrians have actually increased with time, despite added safety measures in cars such as blind spot awareness.

Looking at this issue from a global scale, the U.S. is much higher on the charts than any other western country. With all of these added safety measures, why are we climbing on the fatality scale by 30% to
45%?

The government has enforced many safety initiatives to keep communities safe. There are crosswalks,
warning signs, speed limits have been dropped, crossing guards, signals indicating when it is safe to cross, but that doesn’t make it all that safe. Your life ultimately comes down to the other drivers on the road. The measures put in place for your safety add up and OnMyWay is another added measure that can help cut down on pedestrian related activity.

How often have you not seen a pedestrian because you were figuring out the GPS? Answering a text?
Fidgeting around with what song was playing? All while driving of course. People don’t pull over for
what they consider minor fixes, that can result in major charges.

By using the OnMyWay driving app, you can be a part of the mission to cut down on distracted driving. For every mile you drive without the use of your cell phone, you get paid $0.05, which can be put towards cash returns, product discounts and even for travel. You can still control your music and use GPS if necessary, but don’t think about touching it while driving.

Motor companies can continue to determine the best safety measures to cut down on injury while driving. But in the meantime, download OnMyWay and join the 3 million other users in saving lives while behind the wheel. Life saving technology is in your hands, don’t hesitate to use it.

Inside the Brain: How cellphones lead to distracted driving

As much as you might like to think you can multitask while driving, you can’t.

A study done at the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford recently illustrated what happens to your brain when you try to text and drive at the same time. Joe Baker, Ph.D., an instructor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences, states, “As you engage in more attention-grabbing activities, it shows in the prefrontal cortex and parietal cortex.” The prefrontal cortex is responsible for attention and memory, while the parietal cortex is responsible for the collection and processing of information. To put it in simpler terms, our attention is shifting from driving while trying to multitask or look at our phones.

The researchers conducted a realistic simulation in which participants “drove” through a 30-minute course. Researchers found that more blood shifted towards the prefrontal and parietal cortex when the iPhone was attended to. As mentioned, these cortexes are responsible for attention, therefore the participants were in “attention overload” while attempting to use their iPhone and drive. The researchers also found that drivers tended to ease up on the usage of the accelerator and brakes when paying attention to the phone.

If this study was conducted on a real road, the chances of participants crashing would be very high. The study goes to show the importance of shifting our behaviors while driving and further supports OnMyWays mission to make distracted driving a thing of the past.

OnMyWay users receive $0.05 for every mile they drive undistracted and can then use this cash to redeem various rewards such as travel deals, product discounts, or even cash returns. Users can still make phone calls through Bluetooth or listen to music while using the app. As long as your phone is locked, you’re earning cash rewards. Who wouldn’t want to earn cash while driving safely?

Download the app today and join the OnMyWay family in saving lives and preventing crashes!

Three Female CEOs Changing the World

Female CEOs have come a long way, but there’s still a ways to go. While women make up over 50% of the population, only about 38 of them run a Fortune 500 company. That number has grown steadily over the past few years, with women gaining a little bit of ground each year.

Women are good for business

“Fortune 1000 companies with female chiefs outperformed the S&P 500 index over their respective tenures,” Fortune’s Caroline Fairchild wrote.

In 2014, women only led 5% of Fortune 1000 companies, but represented 7% of the total revenue generated. In case after case, companies show massive growth in revenues, stock value, and customer base with women CEOs.

The reasons for this can be debated, but what seems most apparent is that women contribute a new perspective to business. In general, 80% of female CEOs are wives and mothers. A female presence, whether it’s on the C-level or even as a daughter, seems to change how business is done.

Three women changing business

Every female CEO has a story to tell. Many of them are quietly changing how business is conducted. Here are three of our favorites that are making a massive impact well beyond the company’s wall or the stock market floors.

Mary Barra of General Motors

Mary Barra started with GM in 1980 as a co-op student. She worked her way up the corporate ladder and became CEO of the world’s largest auto manufacturer in 2014.

She is leading the way at GM to creating a greener, more socially responsible company. She has committed to making GM carbon-neutral by 2040.

Under her leadership, GM just launched a new line of delivery vehicles that are 100% electric.

The company has set a goal of offering at least 30 new electric vehicles by 2025.

They’ve even created their own battery, Ultium, that costs 40% less than the batteries being used now. They project that the second-generation of Ultium batteries will be 60% less expensive and will allow the user to travel even farther.

“Climate change is real, and we want to be part of the solution by putting everyone in an electric vehicle,” Barra said.

“General Motors is joining governments and companies around the globe working to establish a safer, greener and better world,” Barra said in a news release. “We encourage others to follow suit and make a significant impact on our industry and on the economy as a whole.”

Given the broad reach of General Motors in the global vehicle market, this move, guided by Barra, will change how the world drives and will have a massive impact on the world’s carbon emissions.

Tricia Griffith of Progressive

Having worked her way from claims rep to head of HR to CEO of one of America’s largest insurance companies, Tricia Griffith leads one of the most diverse staffs in the country.

“Being Progressive means moving forward, promoting change, and constantly improving. We live up to our name, not just by being an innovator, but by embracing our different backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and ways of thinking.” – from the Progressive website.

Griffith sees diversity as the asset that analysts have said it is. In study after study, researchers have shown that companies with a more diverse leadership team make higher profits than companies with all white and male leadership.

In in an interview with Time, Griffith said:

“I’ve had the opportunity to hire several members from my board of directors in the last several years. And I think having a board that is diverse is as important because they’re guiding me. And I think we’re the only Fortune 500 company that has a female CEO and a female chairwoman. And I have 12 board members: half men, half women — and one of the women is a person of color.”

Courtney O’Donnell-Pereless of OnMyWay and Social Responsibility

Courtney Pereless is the CEO and Founder of OnMyWay, a texting and driving app that actually pays people to not text while driving. The company has recently launched a new non-profit, Social Responsibility, that handles corporate social responsibility campaigns and uses the proceeds to promote safe driving, including not texting and driving.

Car accidents are the number one cause of death for young adults aged 16 to 25. While that’s not a new statistic, the impact of texting and driving has become larger every year.

OnMyWay pays drivers to not text and drive. It tracks the miles they drive without sending a text and pays them money they can use with a sponsoring business. Since inception, OnMyWay has saved over 145 lives and prevented over 22,500 accidents!

Social Responsibility is the first non-profit marketing agency dedicated to creating a company’s social responsibility program. Even the act of purchasing the Social Responsibility’s services is an act of social responsibility because the proceeds are used to save lives and reduce vehicular deaths.

“Every company has to have a social responsibility program,” Pereless said. “By sharing our global reach with other companies, we can help them make real changes in their own communities. In the same motion, they can help us with our efforts to reduce accident deaths due to texting and driving.”

“Companies have a responsibility to make the world a better place. As a mother, I share the responsibility to help make the world better for my children. We are in a unique situation to help companies create a social responsibility campaign that will save lives.”

SocialResponsibility.io has the ability to reach millions of people around the world using cutting edge marketing strategies through multi-language radio, news articles, display ads, and millions of OnMyWay users.

Women are good for business and the world

As these three CEOs demonstrate, women in leadership are not only good for business, but are great for the world around them. There’s an increased awareness among women leaders that the corporations of the world are now the most powerful forces in society. Taking responsibility for that power is making the world a better place.

OnMyWay Prevents 22,550 Car Crashes!

Today is an exciting day for the OnMyWay family – we have prevented 22,550 car crashes with a mathematical certainty! This is such a milestone to hit and we could not do any of it without our users! Thanks to you and your pledge to keep your communities safe, we are making real change on the roads.

OnMyWay was founded in 2019 with the main mission to end distracted driving by incentivizing our users. Users earn $0.05 for every mile they drive without texting and driving. Drivers are still able to listen to music, use GPS and even take phone calls as long as the bluetooth feature is enabled. If your phone is in the locked mode, you’re earning! By also earning for all the miles your referrals drive undistracted, we make it easy to rack up that OnMyWay cash!

The OnMyWay cash accumulated can be used to redeem tons of rewards – including product discounts, travel deals and even cash payouts! Who wouldn’t want to be rewarded just for doing the right thing? We found that this method really does resonate with drivers across the country, and is helping to make a difference on the roads.

According to the NHTSA, 660,000 drivers use electronic devices while driving – this is a problem that cannot wait! We need to make change now to prevent any more senseless crashes or fatalities. Download OnMyWay today and join the millions of Americans who have already pledged to do their part to keep their community safe.

Think before you text: Distracted driving fatalities rise 10%, report says

You might want to think twice about answering that text next time you’re behind the wheel.

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently released a new report titled Using Electronic Devices While Driving: Legislation and Enforcement Implications, detailing the rising number of deaths related to distracted driving and encouraging states to enact stricter laws to prevent such actions.

Distracted driving, which often takes a back seat to alcohol- and drug-impaired driving when discussing dangerous roadway behavior, has become a major issue on U.S. roadways in recent years.

In 2019, crashes involving a distracted driver killed 3,142 Americans, nearly a 10% increase over the 2,841 people killed in such crashes in 2018, according to the report.

And those instances only account for situations in which it could be confirmed that a driver was distracted at the time of the crash, meaning the actual total is likely much higher.

“Driver distraction is likely underreported as a cause in crashes; therefore, fatalities caused by distracted driving may be much greater,” according to the report.

These numbers are shocking! OnMyWay’s mission is to put an end to these crashes and fatalities. Since our founding in 2019, we have been successful in saving 146 lives and preventing over 22,000 car crashes. We have definitely made change, but our job is not done until distracted driving is a thing of the past.

Users earn $0.05 for every mile they drive without texting. Users also earn for all miles their referrals drive undistracted – this is where the real earning power comes in. The more referrals you have = the faster you earn!

The OnMyWay cash accumulated can be used to redeem things such as product discounts, travel offers, special product financing and YES, even cash payouts when certain milestones are hit. While the rewards are great, we are also saving lives which is the main mission behind OnMyWay.

Download today to join the OnMyWay family and enact change in your community today!