New iPhone App Prevents Texting and Driving

Yesterday, we told you about the alarming increase in texting while driving amongst teens. Today, we want to share with you some new technology to help combat this dangerous and deadly behavior. Earlier this week, a new app was released in the Apple store. The app completely disables an iPhone while driving. The app is called No Text and Drive and it uses GPS to sense when a vehicle is traveling in excess of 10 mph. At that speed, the app disables the iPhone and prevents a user from texting or making phone calls. (And for those of you who are wondering, you can still listen to music.) The app also has an override feature for when the user is a passenger and a parental feature that alerts parents when the app has been turned off. This is the first app of its kind in the app store, and since a whopping 61% of American teens own an iPhone, it could be an important weapon in the campaign to end texting and driving.