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What is Screen Addiction?

Posted on June 8, 2018

How often do you check your phone? With the rise of the digital age, studies show that more and more people are becoming addicted to their screens. A July 2015 poll conducted by Gallup found that 41% of adult smartphone users check their phone a few times an hour, and 11% check their phone every few […]

Updates to DriveCare’s Privacy Policy

Posted on May 25, 2018

At KRS, we’re committed to protecting user privacy worldwide. As part of this mission, we’re announcing updates to our Privacy Policy, which will take effect as of May 25th. These changes will reflect the increased privacy rights guaranteed by the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR), but will apply to all DriveCare users […]

Could Texting a Driver Make You Liable for Injuries?

Posted on May 18, 2018

In a recently published poll on distracted driving, Travelers Canada asked drivers why they feel the need to check their cell phones on the road. The answers may not surprise you. Thirty-one percent of respondents claimed that they have family obligations that require their constant attention, while twenty-seven percent explained that they didn’t want to […]

Is Cloud Connectivity the Future of Traffic Safety?

Posted on May 11, 2018

Connected Safety In 2016, automobile manufacturer Volvo Cars launched its Hazard Light Alert technology, a novel approach to traffic safety. By connecting its vehicles through a cloud based internet service, specially equipped Volvo cars are now able to alert other connected vehicles as soon as they switch on their hazard lights. Although the initial launch […]

Distracted Driving Numbers Worse Than Previously Estimated

Posted on April 16, 2018

Distracted driving is an epidemic, and has quickly surpassed drunk driving as the leading cause of fatal car crashes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the gradual rise of distracted driving is largely the result of increased cell phone use behind the wheel. In fact, the NHTSA estimates that as many as […]

Raising Safe Drivers: Teaching Road Safety Starts with Parents

Posted on April 13, 2018

Every day, 11 teenagers die as a result of texting and driving. Despite the fact that 94% of young drivers understand the dangers of using their phones on the road, a startling 35% admit to doing it anyway. In fact, in recent years, distracted driving has quickly surpassed drunk driving as the leading cause of […]

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Posted on April 4, 2018

Since 2015, the average number of motor vehicle fatalities per year has increased by 6%. Despite most drivers being confident in their own driving abilities, the facts are that over 90% of crashes are caused by human error, the majority of which are the direct result of distracted driving. In light of these statistics, April […]

First Driverless Fatality Raises Safety Concerns

Posted on March 29, 2018

On March 18th 2018, Elaine Herzberg was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking her bike across a four-lane road in Tempe, Arizona. This in of itself – although tragic – is not unusual; the unfortunate reality is that an average of 6,000 pedestrians die per year on US roads. Yet, what makes this […]

KRS Takes Home Win at ITSUP Startup Challenge

Posted on March 26, 2018

Intertraffic Amsterdam – the world’s leading anual exhibition for the traffic and mobility industry – took place last week over a jam-packed 3 days (March 20-23), bringing together market leaders, experts, and innovators from around the globe. This year’s exhibition saw the introduction of a new dedicated event, the Intertraffic Startups Pavilion (ITSUP), designed to provide startups […]

Getting a Grip on Safer Driving

Posted on March 23, 2018

The Outdated 10 and 2 Position Before the widespread availability of power steering and frontal air bags, many people were taught to drive by holding their hands on the top section of the steering wheel. By visualizing the steering wheel as a clock, it’s easy to see why this common grip type came to be […]

Self-Driving Cars: Safety and Public Perception

Posted on March 15, 2018

According to a recent report by the American Automobile Association, 73% of Americans consider themselves to be above average drivers. That means that nearly two-thirds of the population is confident in their driving ability, despite the fact that over 90% of all accidents are caused by human error. Regardless of how confident the public is […]

Putting The Brakes On Distracted Driving

Posted on March 23, 2017

This week we met with Global News in Halifax to discuss DriveCare, and how we’re changing the way people drive by using a simple strategy that’s been used by parents since the dawn of civilisation: positive reinforcement.

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