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Young Drivers: Emoji Road Signs

Young Drivers: Emoji Road Signs

It’s a sign of the times: younger drivers better understand road signs in emoji form over the traditional ones. This was revealed in a survey of 1,000 young drivers by insurer more than a subsidiary of RSA.

More than six in ten (61%) of drivers aged 17-25 understood emoji road signs better, showing how embedded emojis are in the current lexicon of millennials.

The surveyed drivers had difficulty correctly identifying the standard road signs for zebra crossings, ring roads, no bicycles and steep hills—but had no problems understanding road signs that indicated emojis. In fact, 37% of young drivers would be open to having emoji signs on the UK’s roads and highways.

Young drivers’ misinterpretation of real-life road signs is a cause of concern. The sign for a ring road was mistaken by 27% of those surveyed as a sign for a ‘carbon neutral road’. Meanwhile, 25% thought that the sign for ‘no vehicles carrying explosives’ was a warning of spontaneously combusting traffic.

According to Kenny Leitch, director of telematics for more than: “Emojis have changed the way the younger generation converses, so it’s understandable they can comprehend these symbols with ease. However, emojis have no place on our roads. Thankfully, there is little prospect of official road signs ever becoming like emojis, but we still find ourselves in a situation where a significant number of young drivers do not understand the meaning of authentic road signs.”

The 63% of those who disagreed with using emoji road signs cited that they were too frivolous, confusing for older drivers, or would encourage use of mobile phones while driving.

The last reason is particularly problematic, as 32% of those surveyed admitted to using their phone behind the wheel, and one in 20 (5%) had an accident or nearly missed one due to being distracted by their gadget.

 

Source:

Olano, G. (2016, May 20). Young Drivers “Understand Emoji Road Signs Better Than Real Ones” Retrieved September 22, 2016, from http://www.insurancebusiness.ca/news/auto/young-drivers-understand-emoji-road-signs-better-than-real-ones-207660.aspx?keyword=telematics

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Virtual Craze Opens Up Real World Risk

Virtual Craze Opens Up Real World Risk

Pokemon GO – Gotta Catch ’em All…Carefully

“Third-party liability coverage – I choose you” are words that have been hopefully uttered by Pokemon Go developers, as today’s hottest virtual app can lead to real world dangers.

Pegged as the first augmented reality experience, the new app – which utilizes a smartphone’s location tracking, GPS and digital image camera overlay – sends users on a digital monster hunt in their immediate surroundings. That means thousands are literally taking to the streets – often with gazes glued to their phones – to seek out Pikachu in the digital flesh.

Along with the app’s overnight popularity – Nintendo’s stock has soared U.S. $7.5 billion in the days since launch – safety concerns have been mounting, with images of game-induced injuries being uploaded on social media.

As well, the game has designated certain buildings, landmarks and businesses as Pokemon ‘training gyms’, without the knowledge or consent of owners, driving thousands of unwanted visitors to trespass or disrupt businesses. Criminals have also taken advantage of the game’s potential, with three St. Louis men allegedly using it to lure unsuspecting players with the intention of robbing them.

All said, Nintendo and app developer Niantic Inc., had better have air-tight liability coverages – an area often overlooked by smaller developers and businesses when launching new technology says an underwriting expert.

“Consumers use apps in ways that one cannot always predict and thus claims are brought that insureds cannot always predict,” stated Charlie Murray, technology underwriter at CFC Technology limited in a previous interview with Insurance Business. “Therefore, app developers should be seeking a broad E&O wording, covering exposures such as user generated content, bodily injury, property damage, breach of contract and civil liability, which can give insured’s peace of mind and balance sheet protection in the event an allegation is made against them.”

He adds that given the rapid growth enjoyed by some apps, insurance is an immediate need for any developer bringing a new app to market.

“It doesn’t always post a problem to small businesses when not purchasing insurance from the offset; when very small the exposure to a business is generally minimal. However, the growth you see in the Tech sector is profound, they can go from zero users to widespread adoption almost overnight, and so insurance should be sought from day one.”

While it’s unclear what type of coverages Nintendo and Niantic currently have, the latter web developer has taken extensive protections via disclaimer in the past. Niantic’s earlier game Ingress, upon which the location and gameplay technologies of Pokemon Go are based, urged players to be aware of their surroundings, not to trespass while in gameplay, and protected the developer from all liability for injuries or losses incurred during gameplay.

Just goes to show – when it comes to liability coverages, it’s smart to catch em’ all.

 

 

Graham, P. (2016, July 13). Virtual Pokemon Go Craze Opens Up Real World of Risk. Retrieved July 13, 2016, from http://www.insurancebusiness.ca/news/virtual-pokemon-go-craze-opens-up-real-world-of-liability-210319.aspx

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New Testimonial Post Types and Shortcodes

Now by popular request we’ve added the testimonial post types and shortcodes that we use on our own site to all our themes.

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Powerful Skinning System

With our powerful skin generator we have created an easy way for you to customize your site by creating “skins”. You can export your skins and share them with others or download other skins and edit them to your personal preferences!

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