• April 15th, 2014

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 other who are concerned to evaluate all of the following options: 


  • 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


  • Mobile app that reads texts and emails out loud
  • Responds to messages without driver touching the phone

AT&T DriveMode

  • When vehicle is traveling at or above 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 hands-free devices
  • Allows only 3 driving apps while driving (such as maps, navigation, music)


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