If you or someone you know has the uncontrollable urge to respond to text messages while driving, you know the risks. You probably just believe an accident won’t happen to you. You also probably believe that you just HAVE to immediately respond to a text so a friend or relative won’t worry about you, or think you are ignoring them. Good news. There are apps for that.
While somewhat different in their options, the purpose of most of the texting while driving apps is the same. It is to let those sending a message to a person who is driving know that yes, your message was received, and the person will contact you when they are not driving a moving vehicle.
Messages are customizable and the app will need to be activated to work. The apps may automatically go into use when it detects speeds of 8mph or more. If the app detects the smartphone is traveling at the pre-determined speed, it goes into action.
They are a great way to auto-acknowledge messages while keeping drivers focused on the task at hand. AT&T DriveMode is one such app but there are others as well. We encourage you to look into these apps that can make for safer driving for you or your teen.
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