• June 27th, 2016

Michael Ryan, a 17-year-old New Oxford High School student, lost two of his close friends, Oscar Banda and Chelsea McFalls, and three other classmates a few years ago in a car crash. That crash inspired Michael to help others.

Thursday, Michael officially launched Dave, an app created to deter distracted driving that blocks notifications, texts and calls.

It is password-protected and allows users to add three phone numbers that will come through if the app is activated for emergency purposes, Michael said.