Cellcontrol was featured in a story on distracted driving in the Corpus Christi Caller Times. More attention has been brought to the epidemic of distracted driving following a tragic crash that killed 13 people in Uvalde County, Tx. You can read an excerpt from the story and get a link to the full transcript below.
By: Mike McManus
The use of cell phones while driving plays a role in 1.3 million crashes each year, causing 500,000 injuries and 6,000 deaths according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Text messaging is the most dangerous practice, making a crash 23 times more likely.
Recently the driver of a large pickup truck in the Texas Hill Country slammed head-on into a church bus, killing 12 senior citizens and their driver who were coming back from a church retreat. At least three 911 calls by citizens were made before the accident, reporting the “erratic driver” of the truck. Two of those calls came from two different rural counties, from a driver of a car behind the truck...
Do kids and parents realize that texting is six times more likely to cause an accident than driving while intoxicated? Probably not.
Parents: here is a major answer for your kids: Cellcontrol is a subscription-based service that features a device inserted under the dashboard and an accompanying app that blocks your teen from sending or receiving texts while driving! It also disables other phone features while the car is in motion, such as using email or accessing the camera.
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