Service Puts Teen Messages On Hold

Texting while driving is foolhardy behaviour, with studies showing it’s more dangerous than getting behind the wheel when you’re drunk.

A US company is proposing a solution. TXTBlocker is a combination of phone software and online services that stops drivers from calling or texting while in motion reports The Brisbane Times.

Parents supply their child with a phone subscribed to the service. GPS is used to determine whether the phone is in motion and if it is, then all but emergency services are blocked.

Parents can give permission for a temporary exemption to the block if they are satisfied the phone will only be used by a passenger in a vehicle and not the driver.

Packages in the US cost about $11 a month plus a set-up fee a little under $30.

Photo by TXTBlocker.

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