Safe Driving Systems Eliminates Danger Of Texting While Driving

We've all heard about the dangers of texting while driving. Study after study has shown the dangers and many organizations and states have responded with attempts to ban drivers from using their phones to send messages while behind the wheel. At the CTIA Wireless 2010 show, Safe Driving Systems plans to show off a new way to prevent texting while driving called Key2SafeDriving.

Key2SafeDriving is a combination of handset software and a "plug-and-forget Activator" that is installed in your car. Key2SafeDriving activates when the car starts. It puts your phone into Safe Driving Mode and disables the phone's ability to send or receive calls or text messages. Incoming calls are sent directly to voicemail and an automatic reply is sent to all text messages that indicate the recipient is driving and will respond later. For safety purposes, emergency calling functionality is always enabled, even when the phone is in Safe Driving Mode. This allows a user to place emergency 911 and other predetermined phone calls.

“Our number one goal is to help save lives by empowering parents, business owners and fleet managers with tools to eliminate mobile phones as a driving distraction and giving them peace-of-mind when their teenagers and employees are behind the wheel,” said Mike Fahnert, Safe Driving Systems CEO.

Key2SafeDriving also monitors and reports mobile phone activity that occurs while driving. Should a person attempt to send a text message or make a call when in Safe Driving Mode, the administrator can receive a text message to let them know his son or employee is attempting to break the rules.

Key2SafeDriving is available for BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Symbian phones. The company plans to release versions for other operating systems in the future. Key2SafeDriving is available for $99.95 with no annual subscription fees directly from Safe Driving Systems at