The use of mobile devices in motor vehicles, places of employment and even prisons is increasingly destructive behavior that costs lives, decreases productivity and breaks laws. Education and laws to curb texting or talking while driving has proven ineffective in stopping the problem. Local governments are losing out on revenue as violators go uncited and our streets remain unsafe.
Tens of thousands of motorists and pedestrians have been killed in accidents attributed to drivers distracted by mobile devices. Millions of workers waste an average of one hour per day playing around on their handhelds at the employer's expense. And an unknown number of prisoners use smuggled cell phones to conduct crime as if they are still on the streets. If only there was a technology to detect unlawful use of handhelds, it could generate billions of dollars in revenues and uplift humanity at the same time.
IC Cellular to the Rescue
New technology by IC Cellular (Akron, OH) is under development to detect and report the destructive behavior to authorities. The company's cell phone detection circuit is the key to empowering law enforcement and employers to obtain the telemetric proof they need to put teeth to their laws and rules governing roadways, places of employment and prisons.
No one is more familiar with the problem, or how to start fixing it than IC Cellular founder and self-described cell phone addict, Michael Rosen. "If I can save just one life with my technology, it will be worth it," says Rosen. His company is readying a device using the detection circuit that will be provided to law enforcement agencies free of charge to generate revenue by citing drivers whose use of mobile devices violates the law.
The goal: to make the streets safer, free officers from citing unsafe drivers by traffic stops and add much-needed revenue to municipalities. Underlying the dangerous cell phone use is an addiction problem that society soon must face, Rosen predicts. "Detection of dangerous mobile use is just step one," he says. "When repeat offenders are shown to have a psychological addiction, we want to shine a light on treating it."