New phone application says "you're going too fast," blocks texting while driving

New phone application says

New phone application says "you're going too fast," blocks texting while driving

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Posted on March 2, 2010 at 5:49 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 2 at 7:06 PM

Nearly half of 16 to 17-year-old drivers say they text while driving but a new device gives parents the power to stop it.

It's called Textecution.

The device works with GPS technology to track the speed of the phone.  Once a vehicle reaches 10 miles per hour and a teen tries to text, a message pops up on the phone saying "You're going too fast."

But, once the vehicle is stopped Textecution unlocks the texting features and at any time a parent can unlock the anti-texting feature.

If I’m a passenger right now and it's locked, I can send, just like if I was driving, it sends a text message to the parent that says, "Can your child use this phone?" said Christie Lauman, Verizon Wireless Sales Representative.

Verizon Wireless offers the application for $40.

But Verizon officials say the application could be uninstalled so it would up to the parents to make sure Textecution stayed on their child's phone.
 

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