New App Could Help Limit Distracted Driving

young%20driver%20on%20cell%20phone_123rf_smallWe’ve all heard the warnings about texting while driving, but a new survey shows that more of us are texting behind the wheel than ever before. Incredibly, one in ten drivers between the ages of 18 and 34 admit to actually taking a “selfie” behind the wheel and posting it to social media – all while driving! One in ten of the same age group also admits to checking email, Facebook and other accounts while driving.

Not as surprising is the fact that drivers tend to lie about their texting while driving. When passengers are asked if their driver was texting, they reported twice as much phone usage as their drivers admitted.

Talking while driving is also a real problem, but with the new app LISTEN installed on smartphones, it could mean the end of phone distractions. The app prevents drivers from calling or texting while their vehicle is in motion, and sends messages to callers and texters explaining why the driver can’t come to the phone. The technology is potentially game-changing. Many states have outlawed texting while driving – perhaps apps like this one could someday be installed on every driver’s phone. While that isn’t likely anytime soon, this is a great first step in the right direction.

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