Although parents would like to think that their teenagers are telling them the truth all the time, parents know better. Most children test the limits of parental authority on occasion, if only to see what they can get away with. And driving with a cell phone is no exception, despite the risks that using a phone while driving can lead to a Georgia car crash.
Parents may set rules and check in with their teens about the dangers of texting while driving, but do parents really know if their teen driver is engaging in this type of dangerous behavior at the wheel? In order to know for sure, parents may find it helpful to get a smartphone app to relieve their concerns.
Yeah, There’s an App for Distracted Driving
When a novice driver is behind the wheel of a moving motor vehicle, it can be a scary time for parents. When that driver is distracted at the wheel, it can be an extremely dangerous time for that teen and others sharing the road with him or her.
Because so many teens participate in distracted driving, many companies have come out with phone applications that can help keep teen drivers safe on the road.
SecuraTrac is one such company that has developed an app called SecuraFone. The app is designed for smartphones, Androids and iPhones, and it will shut off email, texting, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and more while the car is in motion. There are other apps that act in similar ways for different telephone configurations, such as the Otter app, which works for BlackBerry, Android, and Nokia phones.
Chris Holbert, CEO of SecuraTrac, has said, “Eleven teens die a day from texting while driving, and 45 percent openly admit that they text and drive.” Unfortunately, accidents are still the leading cause of teen deaths in this nation, and distracted driving elevates the risk of a fatal traffic accident in Georgia.
If you have been injured or a loved one was killed by a distracted driver, call a concerned Alpharetta car crash lawyer at Kalka & Baer for a free consultation today. As your legal representatives, we will do whatever is necessary to see you get fair compensation for your loss.