According to the National Safety Council an estimated 1.3 million accidents occur annually that involve texting while driving and cell phone use. An estimated half of million injuries are reportedly linked to these accidents each year. Transportation advocates continue to press for measures that will be effective in reducing the high numbers of related injuries and deaths. Some suggest the OrigoSafe technology is a good start.
Skelton has said of the device “For those companies that have implemented our solution, they have not only saved lives and money but have actually changed the mindset of their drivers to a more responsible and safety conscious awareness of their own driving habits…And we feel that this is the greatest benefit of all.”
The businessman further states, “The drinking and driving story had an effective solution, and the other one did not…If you look at data, [many accidents are caused by] people taking their eyes off the road. We thought that taking the phone out of your hand would prevent you from taking your eyes off the road.”