Driving and Texting: Fatal Combination
Can’t stop the urge to text while driving?
-We are probably reminded of this in almost every way possible… via family and friends, along the road, advertisements, movies and so much more. It’s in the back of our heads when we’re driving and we hear that message and get the urge to reply back. According to studies the ones who do this fatal combination of texting while driving are in the 16-24 age range. It is outlawed in the following states of the United States of America: Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland,Massachusetts, North Dakota, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada. New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina,Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. If we’re in one of those people that get jittery to reply back as soon as possible towards the text message we just got, here’s a list of what we can do to avoid such dilemmas.
Apps to prevent us from Text Driving
-This app is like having a kindergarten teacher sitting beside you while you’re driving your car. This is an app that measures and evaluate your driving by giving you point scores. You get points by staying in within the speed limit, stopping at a red light, and other basic traffic rules that include not texting while driving. The users can redeem the points for gift cards and discount at some stores that probably support the app.
-Unlike other apps that block the incoming messages until you’ve stopped driving, this app will instead read your messages out loud. Of course, by reading you the message the app eliminates the need to open your message manually. As they say, always keep your eyes on the road… with DriveSafe.ly, all you need are your ears.
- AT&T Drive Mode
-This app eliminates some features in your phone when you activate it before driving. The app will send pre-set replies to your family or friend to let them know that you are driving and cannot reply back. Once activated, the app silences calls, messages, emails and texts.
-Want to really stop texting while driving? This app is the way to go, because it will only allow you to text when your speed is below 10mph. The only way to reply back is to safely lower the speed of your car to the safe speed of below 10mph.
-Just like Textecution, this app also disables your ability to text while driving at the speed above 10mph. The additional bonus here though is the app also allows you to set replies to messages from other people in advance.