5 Apps to Help Prevent ‘Drexting’


Teen “drexting,” or texting while driving, is becoming a leading cause of death for teen drivers. Researchers at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y., estimate that there are more than 3,000 annual teen deaths and 300,000 teen injuries nationwide due to texting while driving. A team of Cohen Children’s Medical Center investigators also found that among 8,947 teens ages 15-18 driving between September 2010 and December 2011, 49 percent of the boys and 45 percent of girls admitted to texting while driving. Find more “drexting” stats and facts at textinganddrivingsafety.com.

Here are five apps, according to Mashable, that can help prevent texting while driving.

DriveOFF (Android, free): play.google.com

DriveMode (free for AT&T customers with Android or Blackberry devices): att.com

TextBuster (Android, free): play.google.com

DriveScribe (Android and iPhone, free): play.google.com and itunes.apple.com

Canary (Android and iPhone, free): play.google.com and itunes.apple.com

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