We just came across some software that parents can purchase on a subscription basis which blocks text messaging while driving. Parents can install the software — txtBlocker — and set it to establish areas where their teens are not allowed to use cell phones and it blocks the sending and receiving of text messages while driving to prevent car accidents.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving is a factor in up to 80% of all car accidents. One statistic says that almost 50% of teenage drivers admit to text messaging while driving. This past week in Bellingham, a pedestrian was hit and killed and the teenage driver admitted that he was text messaging at the time of the accident.
The txtBlocker software also lets parents know where their teens were driving and, with Speed Alerts, lets parents know if their teen was traveling at an excessive speed.
Texting while driving has become a serious health and safety issue and many believe it is akin to drinking and driving in its danger.
This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in car accidents and the families of those killed. Read What if My accident was caused by someone using a cell phone? if your believe your accident was caused by some one’s negligent use of a cell phone.