New technology released to prevent texting and driving

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Although texting and driving is illegal in nearly 30 states, but that does not mean that it has stopped people from breaking this law.

After a survey was done by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, nearly one our of every three driver admitted to recently texting while behind the wheel.

Texting while driving was outlawed because it is considered distracted driving and has caused thousands of car accidents. When you look down at your phone in order to read or write a text message, you take your eyes away from the road.

New phone applications have been released to try and prevent people from doing this. One app that a parent can install onto a teen’s phone is the tXtblocker. The app is $7 a month and works by disabling the keypad on a cell phone while it is in a moving vehicle.

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