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Keep your kids from texting while driving

Keep your kids from texting while driving

by TERRI GRUCA / KVUE News

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kvue.com

Posted on March 4, 2010 at 10:09 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 4 at 10:54 AM

Austin banned texting while driving and yet I still see people texting all the time while they’re behind the wheel.

Studies show 50 percent of teens admit doing this.

Finally someone has come up with a way to stop this from happening.  A new phone app called Textecution may help. Here’s how it works you upload the app and it sits in the background and allows you to use your phone as you normally would. Once Textecution recognizes that the phone is traveling faster than 10mph, it disables the phone’s texting feature so text messages can’t be sent or received. When the phone is at rest, or traveling at a speed lower than 10mph, the texting feature is once again enabled.

One of my favorite features about this is that a parent can upload this to their child’s phone. You have to have the password to override it. It costs $40.

This doesn’t work on every phone yet, but the list is growing. You can see the phones and the carriers here.

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