Summary of an article written by Rachel McGrath
Ventura County Star
Posted June 8, 2012 at 5:25 p.m
Cellcontrol, a Louisiana company, has designed a technology to stop distracted driving. While having success with commercial fleets, Cellcontrol has partnered with Scosche, an Oxnard, California company, to move into the consumer market. Scosche’s Safe Driving System powered by Cellcontrol, is available for Android and BlackBerry phones.
This solution, when in use, disables text messaging, internet access, and incoming and outgoing calls. Scosche’s interface product manager, Ted Lopez, stated that while other solutions are out there, Cellcontrol is unique because it is fully functional out of the box. With Cellcontrol, there is no need to pair it with a Bluetooth device. Mr. Lopez stated, also, “There’s no way around for a parent not to know it’s being tampered with.”
To read the complete article and see what the California Office of Traffic Safety statistics say, as well as what patrol and local law enforcement agencies are seeing, visit: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/jun/08/device-aims-to-keep-teen-drivers-from-texting/