The Safety Report Magazine recently featured apps that can essentially lock down your phone while driving, cutting down on distracted driving. Now this may not be as big an issue for elders but it is for my boomers friends, their kids and grandkids. And there are way too many horror stories out there to not pay attention to the issue. Here are the apps if you are so inclined. I am not supplying links as you will want to access these from your application down-loader on your tablet or phone.
- FleetSafer Mobile
The software automatically locks the phone during driving to prevent calls, texts and emails. It also sends auto-reply messages for incoming texts and emails.
This application holds incoming and outgoing calls, texts and emails when it detects that users are moving more than 5 mph.
Once you exceed 10 mph this app feature locks out incoming or outgoing text messages.
- Cellcontrol Application
This prevents distracted driving not just on phones but also laptops and tablets.
This reads text messages and emails aloud in real time and automatically responds without drivers touching the phone.
- DriveFirst (Sprint)
When the car is in motion, this activates and prevents texts, calls and other unsafe distractions.
This app sends an customizable reply to incoming texts, notifying the user is driving and unable to respond.