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by Kate Freeman, mashable.com
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) added distracted driving to its 2013 “most-wanted list” in November. So far, 35 states have passed laws banning cellphone use while driving, however some of those bans only pertain to beginner drivers.
App developers have made a number of apps for both iOS and Android devices that help parents encourage their kids not to text and drive at the same time.
Some of these apps put a lock on the texting function, and leave it up to teens to be responsible drivers. Others let the parents control the phone by putting it in airplane mode so when a text comes in, the phone doesn’t even beep. The level of parental control varies with each apps — some require more responsibility on the part of your teenager to launch the app, while others can detect when the car moves at a particular speed.
Check out the apps via 5 Apps To Prevent Your Teen From Texting While Driving.