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Father Creates App That Turns Off Teens’ Phones While Driving

Father Creates App That Turns Off Teens’ Phones While Driving

 

Ever worry that your teen may get into an accident because he or she is playing with a cell phone while driving?

Well, there’s an app for that.

Troy Orner of Littleton, Colorado has spent years designing his new cell phone application that will automatically turn off the phone while the user driving above a certain preset speed limit.  No texts can be sent or received, no phone calls placed, no web surfed or email checked.

Dubbed the Life Before Text app, this new application is just hitting the market, and Orner couldn’t be more proud — and relieved.  “The thought of [my kids] driving in today’s world, there’s so many distractions and meaningless deaths on the road caused by people texting,” Orner told 9 News in Colorado. “I don’t want them on the road doing this.”

So what if the child is wily enough to turn off, disable or delete the app? Parents will get an automatic email informing them of the fact.

Sorry, teens. Looks like you’re stuck until you park.

 

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4:55PM PST on Jan 5, 2013

noted

7:16AM PST on Jan 5, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

5:34AM PDT on Apr 29, 2012

Necessary app

11:22PM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

great!!!

12:43PM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

cool

3:54PM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

This is great! and yes, it should be on ALL cell phones!

11:34AM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

Good for all of us. :-)

10:14AM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

this is a great idea and I agree, it should be on all cell phones

10:12AM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

I like the idea of this app, but adults should have it on their phones also.

1:50AM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

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