How many times have you seen it? A car weaving, slowing down, speeding up, and then you see the driver chatting away or texting on a cell phone. How many times have you said to yourself, “Hang up and Drive?”
The fact is distracted driving is responsible for an estimated 3,000 plus fatalities each year. The National Safety Council estimates that there is a distracted driving related crash every 24 seconds, over 1.3 million last year.
Most people don’t get into a vehicle with the idea of texting or talking on the phone. But when that ringtone sounds, or the text alert beeps, the temptation to look is overwhelming. Even if you have no intention of answering the call or responding to the text, you still want to look. The average time it takes to read a text is 4-5 seconds, enough time to travel the length of a football field at 55 mph. Just looking at the phone increases your risk of being involved in a crash dramatically
The stop texting and driving app, live2txt, was created to remove the temptation of answering the call or reading the text.
When activated, the stop texting and driving app, live2txt, blocks text message alerts and phone ringtones, eliminating the temptation to “Just look.“ The sending unit receives a default or custom message indicating that you are driving and their call or text will be returned when you arrive at your destination. When de-activated, voice mails and text messages can be retrieved as normal. For parents of young drivers, there is an optional parental alert. The designated number will receive an alert each time the stop texting and driving app is activated and de-activated, so parents can monitor the apps use. We believe that removing the temptation is the first step to safe driving. Our motto of Click It & Click It encourages the use of seat belts and the live2txt app. When activated the stop texting and driving app makes a click sound similar to that of a seat belt, to remind the driver to buckle up. Please drive safely and live2txt.