Tools

Here are a couple of tools to help you stay focused and block the use of your phone while driving. Visit your provider’s store to explore other options that may be available for the phone you or your family uses.

  • For Blackberry and Android phones try Drive Safe.ly™ for free at http://www.drivesafe.ly/ DriveSafe.ly is a mobile application that reads text (SMS) messages and emails aloud in real time and automatically responds without drivers touching the mobile phone.
  • Also free for Android phones is TextArrest http://textarrest.com/Plans.aspx. TextArrest uses the smartphone GPS and location features in order to lock the phone's texting feature if it is moving at least 5 miles per hour.
  • Textn’Drive allows you to listen to your email messages and reply with your voice; and read emails from most web providers. Available on the iPhone app store, Blackberry, and Android phones. Download at http://www.textndrive.com/
  • StartTalking claims to be the world’s first and only 100% hands-free and eyes-free messaging application for your mobile phone. StartTalking runs on Android 2.0 and later devices. You can download StartTalking from the Android Market on your mobile phone or go to http://www.starttalking.com in your mobile browser.