TXTBlocker Lets Users Disable Texting & Other Features While Driving

AAA and the government are working on plans to ban texting while driving. Now, there's a new product for cell phones that lets you ban yourself, employees, or kids from texting while driving. Mobile technology developer TXTBlocker has created a product for cell phones that lets owners disable texting and other functions while the user is driving.

TXTBlocker makes it possible for parents and employers to customize cell phones to disable texting functions, block certain numbers, or only permit incoming and outgoing calls to predefined "safe lists" or emergency numbers. TXTBlocker uses proprietary velocity and geographic algorithms. In addition to preventing dangerous use while driving, users can also set up 'safe zones' that do not allow distractions around focused areas such as schools or worksites.

TXTBlocker's product will be available for customers this fall. To learn more about TXTBlocker, visit the company's website at www.txtblocker.com. Here's what TXTBlocker has to say about its product:
TXTBlocker allows parents, employers and others to safely end the dangerous habit of texting while driving. Cell phone owners simply log in to this site and customize settings to control when, where and how their cell phones can be used.

Use TXTBlocker's GPS technology to disable or limit cell phone functions in your own "safe zones" like schools or workplaces.

TXTBlocker works automatically, so you never have to remember to turn it on, and it allows for safety features so that phones can always make calls to 911 and send or receive calls with preset "safe list" numbers.
Via:  Business Wire
3vi1 5 years ago

Not a bad idea, but I don't think I'd use this service myself. I'd rather not use this until my kids proved they couldn't be trusted to follow my rules. And, if they can't follow my rules, why not just take their phones away until they can?

Preemptively using this service could give kids the idea that they can do anything you don't actively take action to prohibit.

gibbersome 5 years ago

Why not have a proximity reader that disables texting when you phone is within 1.5 feet of the steering wheel?

I mean I think this isn't necessary, your good sense should be sufficient. Don't want a $100 ticket? Don't text!

Jeremy 5 years ago

This device would disable texting while in any moving vehicle (car, bus, train) whether you were driving it or not. Seems kinda dumb to me.

3vi1 5 years ago

Yet another good reason it's better to rely on the law and common sense.

gibbersome 5 years ago

Lol, funny thing would be that people in the "safe" areas would also not be able to text...and since schools would be one of the safe areas, you'll have a lot of angry teenagers on your hands.

drivesafely 4 years ago
I used to text and drive and it was difficult for me to drive with concentration. Now distracted driving is completely eliminated. I use http://www.drivesafe.ly/ mobile application to send out replies to text messages.
kid007 5 years ago

I would make sure i would not buy a cell phone that has that crap installed.

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