Drivers who text or have other interactions with cellphones are eight times more likely to cause an accident. According to CAA, simply conversing on a mobile device — whether hands-free or hand-held — makes drivers four times more likely to be in a crash. And one in every four accidents is caused by people texting. According to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, one person is injured in a distracted driving collision every half an hour.
Continental’s VoicR app is re-imagining the CB radio in the form of a real-time, voice-and-location-based digital social network.
Truck drivers have long used CB radios, but for a period in the 1970s they became part of popular culture. Bill Fries, a jingle writer using the pseudonym CW McCall, recorded a song called Convoy that climbed to the top of the pop charts.