Feedback plus cash incentives reduce phone use while driving, researchers discover

To make someone put their phone down while driving, show them the money—with a catch, according to research published in JAMA Network Open. When a group of auto insurance customers were tempted with a cash incentive—and regular feedback letting the driver know how they were doing compared to other drivers trying to reduce their phone time—handheld phone use dropped significantly, a team at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found.

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