Friday, February 22, 2019

Memphis Cited For Two Roads With Country's Most Cell Phone Use

Posted By on Fri, Feb 22, 2019 at 3:31 PM

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Memphis is home to two of the country’s top ten roads where the most cell phone use by a driver was observed last year, according to the company Lytx.

Lytx, a company that uses video technology to capture data from commercial and public sector vehicles, released the list earlier this week.

A half square-mile segment of road near Compress Drive and South Lauderdale Street tops the list, having the most observed cell-phone use of all the areas recorded during 2018. Another stretch of road near East Holmes Road and Lamar Avenue also made the list at number four.

Other cities that had a street in the top ten include Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Irving, Texas.

Top ten segments of road in the country where drivers were observed using their cellphones. - LYTX
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  • Top ten segments of road in the country where drivers were observed using their cellphones.

Around the country, Lytx software captured more than 1.3 million instances of cell phone use in 2018

The list was compiled from data collected by Lytx’s more than 3,000 driver clients around the country, who according to the company have driven tens of billions of miles since the company’s inception in 1998.

Lytx’s fleet consists of vehicles in industries such as trucking, waste, transit, construction, and government.

Nationwide, approximately nine people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured daily in crashes resulting from distracted driving, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Memphis City Council is not happy with Memphis' placement on Lytx's list and reminds you not to text and drive via Twitter. 

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