It’s no secret I’m against texting and driving, as anyone should be.  Any message you are wanting to send while driving can wait – it’s not worth your life.

I supported the texting while driving campaign by AT&T last year and I was even on Action News 5 to discuss it.

Not only is it extremely dangerous to text while driving, but in the state of Tennessee, it’s illegal.

Unfortunately, people still do it all the time.  I see it from my own car at intersections.

Do you want to stop texting and driving?  Try one of these apps designed to prevent it.

AT&T DriveMode – This app limits features on your phone.  Once the app is selected, automated replies will be sent to people calling or messaging you informing them that you’re driving. – This app will read incoming calls, text messages or emails out loud.  This eliminates the urge most of us can get to grab or look at your phone once you receive a message.

Textecution – This app uses GPS to determine how fast you’re driving.  If you’re driving over 10 mph, the app will completely disable texting – you cannot send or receive the message.  You will then be able to unlock the message when going less than 10 mph.

DriveScribe – This app evaluates your driving performance by rewarding you points determined by how well you stay within the speed limit and obey traffic signals.

Text-STAR – This app’s purpose is to get you where you need to go without any distractions.  It uses motion senses and will disable texting when you’re driving 10 mph or more.  You can schedule auto-reply texts in advance.

Those who text while driving are 23 times more likely to have a car accident.  Why risk it?

Unfortunately, car accidents do happen.

We’ve had cases in which our clients have been victims of a texting and driving car accident.  The act can be hard to prove, but it’s nothing that we haven’t done before.  All it takes sometimes is retaining the person’s cell phone records.

Have you been hurt in a car accident and it wasn’t your fault?  We can help you ease the trauma and recovery process by fighting for the compensation you deserve.

If this is you, please contact our car accident attorneys today, online or by calling us at (901) 327-1212.  We want to discuss your case with you, free of charge.