Drowsy and distracted driving pose a serious safety risk to others on our roads. These can cause serious accidents and injuries. But, is there a way to prevent the two of the most common dangerous habits while driving?
According to a recent article, BlyncSync, a startup company based out of Oklahoma City, hopes its wearable technology could do just that and improve safety on our roads.
Dangerous Driving Statistics
According to the American Sleep Foundation, about half of adult drivers admit to consistently getting behind the wheel while feeling drowsy.
They also reveal that about 20% admit to falling asleep behind the wheel at some point in the past year, with more than 40% of drivers admitting they have fallen asleep behind the wheel at least once in during driving.
As for distracted driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 421,000 people across the United States were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted driving.
Technology that Could Help
The key component is the company’s smart safety glasses, which CEO Austin Green said is the latest in biometric-capable wearable technology.
BlyncSync’s products include eyewear that can monitor a driver’s eyes for signs of fatigue, distraction and other deadly roadway conditions.
The Functionality of Smart Eyewear
BlyncSync is looking to program these glasses to monitor certain information on an individual like blink rates, fatigue patterns and other biometric information that could potentially alert an individual about dangerous driving habits.
We Can Help
If you or a loved one is seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident that wasn’t your fault, call Caddell Reynolds for help at 800-671-4100. When you call, you’ll speak with one of our top Arkansas car accident lawyers absolutely FREE.
At Caddell Reynolds, we will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve from the insurance companies. Our experienced Arkansas Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers understand car accident claims—and can help you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Caddell Reynolds Injury Law will be by your side every step of the way. Call us for your Free Legal Consultation at 800-671-4100 today. At Caddell Reynolds, there is never an attorney’s fee due up front. In fact, you owe us nothing until we recover for you. We have offices conveniently located throughout Arkansas to better serve you.
Caddell Reynolds. Make the right call!