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Cell Phone Blocking
Student Creates Distracted Driving App
Dave is an app created to deter distracted driving that blocks notifications, text, and calls. It is password-protected and allows users to add 3 phone numbers that will come through if the app is activated for emergency purposes.

        

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Volkswagen Uses Movie Theater To Convey Important Message About Distracted Driving
                    

This short ad from Volkswagen serves as a reminder to not use cell phones while driving, and should encourage you to put a cell phone blocking application on your phone so that the temptation to use the phone and drive doesn't exist!

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Examples of Cell Phone Blocking Systems
txtBlocker -- Best Buy
  • Set up "No-Cell Zones to disable functions
  • Track phone's location in real time
  • Phone can always make 911 calls and safe list number calls

Drivesafe.ly
  • Mobile app that reads text and emails out loud
  • Responds to messages without drivers touching the phone

AT&T DriveMode
  • When vehicle is traveling at 25 mph, this app automatically sends an auto-reply message to text messages allowing friends to know you cannot reply right now.

Safely Go
  • Allows calls and texts from only 3 "VIP contacts"
  • Auto-replies to message saying you are on the road.
  • Enables calls through handsfree devices
  • Allows only 3 Driving apps while driving (such as maps, navigation, music)

live2text
  • Blocks text message alerts and phone ringtones
  • Sends auto reply messages and calls saying that driver will reply later
  • Optional parent alert, to deactivate blocking ringtones

SafeHomeAlabama does not endorse any manufacturers of blocking devices. We applaud all of their efforts to provide the means for greater safety through the reduction of distractions from electronic devices. We urge parents and others who are concerned to evaluate all of these options.


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