Cell phone app could keep you from texting and driving

Posted by: Melissa McKinney - bio | email

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Ask most folks around Montgomery and they'll tell you how they feel about texting and driving.

"It's not good to text and drive," says one driver.

"I think it's bad," says Valencia Anderson.

Still, drivers say it's pretty common.

"I'm guilty of it, yes," adds Anderson.

There are a million products out there aimed to keep you safe behind the wheel.

From GPS tracking devices on cars and trucks, to a new device called "Cell Safety".

It's an app for your cell phone, and once it's downloaded, it disables texting capabilities while in a vehicle going faster than 10mph.

Text messages can't be sent or received until it stops.

But do you buy into it?

"Yeah, that would be pretty good. I don't know if it's going to stop people from texting, but yeah, you have to start somewhere," adds Anderson.

"I think that would be great," says another driver.

Once the car is stopped, you may have to wait as long as 90 seconds before you can start texting.

It's not the only product of it's kind, but some believe products like this could keep us safer on the roads.

"Don't text and drive....it's just as simple as that.  The life you save would be your very own," adds Anderson.

The technology costs about $12 dollars/month.

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