New Device Could Eliminate Texting While Driving
Updated: Thursday, November 21 2013, 07:26 PM EST
One in four teens admits to checking his or her phone while driving at least once a week. Now a new device may remove the temptation to text behind the wheel.
The device, part charger, part lock, is called ORIGOSafe. It costs $279 and only allows a driver to start their car after a cell phone is placed in the holder.
If the phone is undocked, the car won't start – until a parent or guardian provides a one-time-use code to get the car started again.
The device works with multiple family phones and needs to be installed by a professional. Installation will cost around $125.
The dock cannot be used for phones with custom phone cases and a driver cannot use maps, but instead needs to follow voice directions via Bluetooth.