Smart Apps to Keep Your Teen from Texting and Driving

If you are like most parents, the “no texting and driving” comment is a daily exchange before your teen heads out the door, car keys in hand. A 2012 U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) survey found that drivers 18 to 20 showed the highest level of mobile phone involvement in crashes or near-crashes. The study cited that those drivers were three times more likely to read or send emails or texts while driving than drivers 25 and older.

Few teen drivers are thinking between “LOLs” and “BTWs” that sending or receiving a text takes his or her eyes off the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, which is the equivalent (at 55 mph) of driving the length of an entire football field—blind!

Here are just a few apps (the number is always growing) that might help you in the never-ending quest to keep your teens from checking…

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