Weather Alert

FREEZE WARNING

A FREEZE WARNING remains in effect until 9am.  Temperatures will rise above freezing by mid-morning and into the upper 40s by the afternoon.

WEATHER ALERT


Weather Alert Radar

text size

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.

New Device Could Eliminate Texting While Driving


Advertise with us!

Related Stories

Nominate Your Hometown Hero Here

Please Fill in Your Nominee's information above and Your information below.










Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.
 
Advertise with us!
eblast

Washington Times

Sponsored content