App disables driversí mobile phones
A new app has been unveiled which automatically disables a mobile phone when the user starts to drive.
The Safe Drive App has been produced by the specialist app development company Savvy App.
Louis Barston from Savvy App said: “We came up with the Safe Drive App idea a few months back when it was very obvious as a road user, that people are using the mobile phone while behind the wheel of a car.
“The problems used to be with phone calls and texting while driving, but nowadays with the social networking world, people are also browsing the internet while behind the wheel.
“People cannot seem to resist the urge of checking messages and taking calls, even though they know it is dangerous and illegal.”
Once installed, the app works without the requirement for the user to activate any settings.
As soon as the phone user starts to drive the app self-activates and disables incoming and outgoing calls, SMS text messages, the internet browsing functions and other settings which can be a distraction to drivers. The only phone functions which remain active while while driving are music, sat nav and the emergency call feature. The app cannot be bypassed while driving.
The app re-actives the normal phone settings about two minutes after the user has stopped driving.
The Safe Drive App is available for download (cost 99p) from the Google play store.
For more information contact Louis Barston at Savvy App on 07792 858573.
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