Tag: Cell Phone Apps

  • February 19th, 2021

Traffic crashes remain the leading cause of unintentional youth deaths and injuries across the United States. Development of new and innovative interventions continues, with the aim of addressing this public health issue for the high-risk youth driving population. This report shares results associated with an incentive-based smartphone application (app) developed by the Texas A&M Transportation […]

  • April 10th, 2019

The National Center for Strategic Transportation Policies, Investments and Decisions (NTC) at the University of Maryland has developed a smartphone app that can be personalized for individual users to provide real-time multimodal traveler information. The “incenTrip” technology has now been deployed in the Washington D.C. and Baltimore region. incenTrip leverages the latest big data, machine […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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:  txtBlocker Set up “No-Cell Zones” to disable functions Track phone’s […]

  • April 28th, 2010

The statistics on distracted driving are pretty scary. Just making cellphone calls increases your chances of crashing by four times; sending text messages increases the risk 23 times. If you’re a concerned parent or employer, therefore, you may want to consider fighting technology with technology. There’s a new category of cellphone apps made just for this purpose. […]