CellSentry Introduces New No Texting While Driving App

November 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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CellSentry Rolls Out a New Texting While Driving App

Teen Texting While Driving

App Aims to End Texting While Driving

CellSentry recently introduced their texting while driving app, which aims to end texting while driving. Starting at $.99/month, it has a number of features and options, including a master control over other cell phone users on the account. Being able to call 9-1-1 via a shortcut is always available, even if the car is moving.

The user can customize an auto-reply which will go out while the phone is in motion and disabled. And allows for opting out temporarily when it’s safe – such as if the driver plans to have a passenger who will be texting while someone else is driving.

The account with the master controls is identified as the “Sponsor,” and any opt-outs on non-sponsor accounts must be approved by the sponsor. The sponsor would typically be a parent or an employer of an employee driving a company vehicle.

They issued a press release today – you can view or download it here: PDF | Word Doc

And they are offering a free trial on the ‘Single Enhanced’ product by entering the code “singleenhanced” when creating an account.

The CellSentry Single Enhanced product includes:

  • Block calls and texts while driving
  • Customized auto-reply
  • Access to 5 whitelist numbers
  • Access reports on the web
  • Request optout at any time
  • 9-1-1 is always available
  • You can find the CellSentry app here: CellSentry

    According to the CellSentry press release, “23% of auto collisions each year are related to cell phone use while texting and driving, which is approximately 1.3 million crashes.” That’s absolutely staggering.

    It’s time to END texting while driving.

    -Sherry
    Distracted Driving Foundation

     

    TEXTING + DRIVING can = PRISON

    March 14, 2012 by · 2 Comments
    Filed under: Blog, Texting While Driving Convictions 
    Teen Texting While Driving

    Teen Texting While Driving

    In California, Sequoia Jones was sentenced to 5 years in prison for an accident she caused when texting while driving. (See: Woman Gets 5 Years for Texting While Driving Accident ) She was going 70 to 75 miles per hour when she hit a motorcycle. The rider went down and was then run over and died. Jones pulled over and attempted to walk away from the accident. In addition to attempting to leave the scene of an accident, she had a previous conviction of vehicular manslaughter.

    She is 64 and will now spend the next 5 years in prison. So if the thought of hurting or killing someone doesn’t stop people from texting while driving, hopefully knowing they can go to prison for it will make them think harder about it.

    Personally, I feel the only way to prevent texting while driving accidents is to block the ability to text while driving all together. This can only be done by adding a block to all phones that prevent the ability to text if the phone is moving faster than 15 miles per hour. The automakers and federal Transportaion Department seem to agree.

    This technology already exists and is available by way of numerous apps to block texting while driving – the only problem is that the use of these apps is voluntary. It needs to be a built-in function of the phone, so that no one can text while driving. Passengers can still text while in a moving car, thanks to already-existing technology.

    The hard fact is this: Until texting while driving is made impossible, we will continue to see more tragic, preventable deaths on our roads.

    -Sherry
    Distracted Driving Foundation

     

    Texting While Driving Won’t End If It’s Voluntary

    December 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
    Filed under: Blog, Political Items 

     

    Everyone thinks *other* people should not text while driving. But most of these people text while driving themselves. That is why the ability to text while driving needs to be disabled in all phones, by law.

    The technology already exists to do this. There are many apps which do this. They detect that the phone is travelling at a certain speed or above, and the ability to text is shut down.

    This is a good start, but unfortunately it is all voluntary. That is why I was glad to see the announcement by Ray Lahood, U.S. Secretary of Transportation. He announced that the DoT is examining technology that would end texting while driving.

    Requiring this technology is the only way to end texting while driving. The technology exists to disable texting by the driver and allow passengers to text. We just need to make sure it is implemented.

    -Sherry
    Distracted Driving Foundation

     


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