The first thing I did after installing iOS 11 was enable “Do Not Disturb While Driving” because “It’s People Like Us”

When I get into my car I normally turn my iPhone to silent and place it upside down on shelf out of view.

Why so paranoid? I know I’m easily distracted.

Smartphones are powerful distraction devices, very powerful. Distraction and driving is a deadly combination. Enabling “Do Not Disturb While Driving” in iOS 11 will work as another safeguard against the distraction.

I have no idea how many times I check my phone every day, but it’s a lot, and it’s mostly unconscious. If my phone is within reach I’ll check it so i need to take practical steps to avoid the interuptions.

A documentary released yesterday called It’s People Like Us provides a powerful reminder of the impact of this distraction:

This documentary follows five real Australians who, just like us, have found themselves drawn into their screens at the expense of common sense and self preservation.

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