What counts as smartphone distraction?

You shouldn’t be using your smartphone while driving – period. Any use of your smartphone while driving qualifies as a distracted driving incident, and it reduces your Mobile Use score if you’re enrolled in Sonnet Shift.

Examples of smartphone distraction:

  • Taking a phone call (with or without using hands-free mode) while driving
  • Selecting music on your smartphone while driving
  • Texting while driving
    Taking photos while driving

Examples that don’t count as smartphone distraction:

  • Ordering or paying with your smartphone at a drive-through when stopped
  • Stopping on the side of the road to make a call or text someone

Tip: Put your phone on silent so you’re not tempted to use it while you’re on the road.