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How to stop your teenagers from texting while driving

Posted on: November 5, 2010

If you are concerned about your teenager driver testing while driving, you can buy the latest app to download on your Android. The cell phone app called Textecution for about $30.

A University of Northern Colorado graduate designed this simple software application that blocks testing while driving. Here is how it works.

When you are in your car and it is moving faster than 10mph, the app cuts off the texting function on the phone. It then flashes a message, “You are driving too fast to use this application.” The app depends on GPS detection of where the phone is located. The app also provides parents with a text code to unlock Textecution for a period of time when they know their teen may be safe. For example, if their teen is riding in a bus or may be a passenger in a car.

The only drawbacks for this app are the GPS function drains the battery quickly and any texts coming in before it shuts down are still there. However, for only $30 and knowing that your teenager will drive safely and not text while driving may be worth the drawbacks for this app.

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