News & Resources

Apps and Hardware to Prevent Teenagers From Texting and Driving

August 23, 2011 in Articles, Personal Injury Articles | MARTIN WREN, P.C. | LEAVE A COMMENT

An article from MSNBC here reports that 40% of drivers admit that they use their cell phones when they drive each week, and anyone who has watched a teenager text with a cell phone must suspect that teens engage in the highly dangerous act of texting while driving even more often.  Teenage drivers are already inexperienced behind the wheel, so it creates a great deal of discomfort to know that teens are often texting while driving.

New apps for cell phones may eliminate the likelihood of teenagers driving while texting.  Some phone apps, for example, disable a phone’s functions when a GPS indicates that the cell phone is traveling above a certain speed.  Other text-stopping technology includes hardware that connects to the emergency brake or the on board diagnostics module and, once the car starts moving, the module disables the cell phone.  In addition to providing education regarding the dangers of distracted driving, parents of teenage drivers should consider using apps or hardware that will prevent their young drivers from texting and driving.

Bob Byrne, the author of this post, serves as the managing attorney of MartinWren, P.C. and practices in the firm’s Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers group, the Virginia Automobile Accident Attorneys group, and the Distracted Driving Accident Attorneys group.  To contact Bob, please call him, toll free, at 855-812-9220 or send him an email at byrne@martinwrenlaw.com.

Contact Our Virginia Lawyers

We serve clients throughout Virginia — from Charlottesville and Central Virginia to metropolitan Richmond; Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley to Roanoke; and the cities of Hampton Roads to the Northern Virginia cities of  Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington.

To speak with one of our attorneys, please call us at (434) 817-3100.

Our Virginia personal injury lawyers at MartinWren, P.C. also have a statewide practice and offer free consultations at a time and location that is convenient for you.  We will gladly meet with you at your home or at the hospital, even on nights and weekends.

To schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer, please call us at (434) 817-3100.

latest firm news