Have you EVER held your phone while driving? We’d actually be really surprised if you said no haha. Research indicates that around 95% of people have in fact, held their phone whilst driving. You might not do it on a regular basis. Maybe it’s just to hit next on a song, or see who texted you. But it doesn’t change the fact that in that moment, your attention is elsewhere.
Let’s address the obvious link between mobile phone usage and car accidents. IT’S DISTRACTING. Driving a car is a complex activity and until we have driverless cars (hurry up Uber), we need to focus on what’s happening all around us. This isn’t possible if we’re busy sending a text, checking a snap, or literally scrolling through our feed (I’ve seen someone doing this, so you better believe it’s happening). At best your attention is split 50/50 when you’re handling your phone. A government research has found that this increases your chances of having an accident 4 fold. Imagine the guilt or embarrassment you’d have to endure if you got into an accident because you were on your phone.
Let’s assume you’re lucky enough to avoid an accident. It’s still illegal, which means you can expect a fine if you’re caught in the act. Depending on where you live the penalty for using your phone varies, but it’s typically pretty darn hefty. In Queensland the fine for using your mobile phone while driving is $400 and 3 demerit points. Aint nobody got time for that.
So WTF can you do to stop yourself from holding your phone (we know it’s tempting).
- You could hide your phone in the glove box or out of your eyesight.
- You could turn your phone off.
- You could put it on do not disturb.
But let’s be real, you aren’t going to do any of those things because your phone is basically your life (if you think about it it’s true).
INSTEAD, you treat yourself and invest in something very cool. The Plewtoh.
With this sexy piece of tech you can mount your phone. It attaches to your aircon vent or dashboard, so you’ll have an unobstructed view of your phone screen. Which is essential if you’re as hopeless at navigating without maps as I am. Need more? We got more. The Plewtoh is not only a convenient mount for your precious device but it’s a wireless charger as well. So you can say goodbye to the temperamental cable you’ve been tolerating for so long, and hello to charging wirelessly on the go.
Honestly, I don't know how I survived without mine before I got it. It’s a device that adds so much value to your life day in and day out.
Treat yourself to The Plewtoh today and change the way you charge tomorrow.