Chevrolet launches app to prevent distracted driving

The Call Me Out app allows friends and family to record positive messages to remind users to concentrate on driving and keep their hands off their phone.

Chevrolet has launched a new app to help stop drivers from being distracted at the wheel by getting friends and family to record positive messages.

The Call Me Out app is available on Android phones and has been created as a response to data from Research Now that suggests 90 per cent of drivers get distracted on the road. This is despite 84 per cent of them recognising that such behaviour is dangerous.

As part of the launch, a Distracted Driving School stunt was staged, which highlighted the possible outcomes from not focusing properly when behind the wheel.

Alan Batey, president of GM North America and head of Global Chevrolet, said: “With Call Me Out we are extending our commitment beyond the technologies integrated into GM and Chevy vehicles and are making the app available for Android phone users who drive other vehicle makes and models in an effort to help people change their driving behaviour and make our roads safer.”

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