The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that more than 15 people are killed daily as a result of distracted driving behaviors, such as texting and driving. Technology companies are stepping up to provide applications to stop this dangerous habit.
1. AT&T DriveMode (Free)
This free app is available for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone. DriveMode sends a customized auto-reply message to incoming texts while users are driving. It also has the ability to disable all ingoing and outgoing calls, as well as Web browsing. The app is enabled prior to driving manually.
2. tXtBlocker (Monthly for an individual user)
This app is compatible with a variety of smartphones. It allows users to save and customize routine commuting routes and driving times, and restricts texts and phone calls based on this information.
3. Textecution (One-time charge)
This app is designed for Android smartphones. It disables the ability to text if the device is moving faster than 10 MPH. Passengers can continue to text by requesting an override from a Textecution “administrator,” such as a parent or employer.
Simon Law Group offer expert representation for personal injury cases involving an uninsured motorist or any other cases involving a third party’s negligence. Call them today for a consultation at 702-364-1650.
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