A cell phone application that disables a driver’s phone when his or her vehicle is traveling over 15 miles per hour may be of interest to the police departments and safety advocates searching for ways to discourage texting and driving. Some safety advocates say it is better to educate the public and deter dangerous behaviors than stiffen the legal punishment as prosecutors have done. Ocean County Police have entered into an agreement to buy the application and distribute them for free to parents who want to prevent their kids from distracted driving.
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Want to Block Your Teen From Texting and Driving? Yep, There’s an App for That