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November 14, 2016
CELLslip Launches New Tool to End Distracted Driving

AAA Rolls Out Product at Statewide Traffic Safety Conference
 

Burnsville, MN (November 14, 2016) – CELLslip, a revolutionary new tool designed to end distracted driving, has been developed and released by Mitch Bain, a Sartell, Minnesota resident. Distracted driving causes a minimum of 20% of all traffic crashes resulting in serious injury or death according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). By putting your phone in CELLslip, it blocks all incoming and outgoing cell signals therefore, eliminating distractions caused by phone calls, text messages and app notifications. Once the vehicle is no longer in motion and the phone comes out of the CELLslip enclosure, all of the information is instantly available on the phone.
 
Some CELLslip features include:

  • Blocks all cell phone distractions and allows driver to focus on the road.
  • Voicemails, text messages, and app notifications are received almost immediately after the phone is removed.
  • In case of emergency, phones receive signal within seconds of phone removal so you can call 911.
  • Bright red cover acts as a reminder to STOP and think about the consequences of distracted driving.
  • Fits 99% of smartphones.
  • Strong Velcro connection to keep the cell phone secure.
  • Provides a physical barrier helping to stop the urge to constantly check your phone.
 
"Distracted driving is an epidemic affecting every community across the nation,” said Gail Weinholzer, Director, Public Affairs, AAA- The Auto Club Group. “Most people don't proactively drive with intentions to use their cell phone while driving, but rather have a difficult time not responding to the temptation of checking to see their latest text message, phone call or app notification.”
 
“CELLslip eliminates those distractions. It allows the driver to concentrate on driving and arrive to their destination safely while still receiving their missed notifications once they remove their phone. Too many lives are being ruined over unimportant text messages, Facebook notifications, and Snapchats,” said Mitch Bain, Founder and Creator, CELLslip. “CELLslip is a simple and affordable tool to help stop the needless tragedies occurring because of driver distraction.”
 
As part of Give to the Max Day celebrated on November 17th and Giving Tuesday on November 29th, AAA – The Auto Club Group and the Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation are providing one free CELLslip to all attendees of the Toward Zero Death Conference held in Duluth November 16 and 17, 2016.
 
“Distracted driving crashes are 100% preventable and we’re pleased that CELLslip can be used as a tool to eliminate the use of a cell phone while driving,” said Amy Stracke, Executive Director, Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation. “When we’re behind the wheel, our job is to stay fully focused - with hands on the wheel, eyes on the road, mind on the task of driving.”
 
For additional information about CELLslip, visit www.cellslip.com
 
About Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation
Established by AAA – The Auto Club Group in 2010, Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation, Inc. (ACGTSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and public charity dedicated to producing a significant and continuous reduction in traffic crashes, injuries and deaths in the communities targeted by its efforts. ACGTSF provides programs, education and outreach to increase public awareness about the importance of traffic safety and improve driving behavior. ACGTSF is funded by voluntary, tax-deductible contributions from organizations and individuals who support ACGTSF’s purpose. Visit www.AAA.com/Foundation for more information.
 

Contact(s):

Gail Weinholzer
phone: 952.707.4985
About The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to over 9 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 56 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.


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