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Brothers´ app blocks texting
while driving

Orlando Sentinel, by Richard Burnett

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Posted By:ketchuplover, 4/6/2014 10:53:48 PM

One of the latest tools targeting the growing problem of texting while driving didn´t come out of Apple, Google or Microsoft. It was the brainchild of two Orlando-area entrepreneurs who recently launched a new mobile app called Txt Shield. The idea behind Txt Shield, which runs on Android phones, is to short-circuit any texting capability when people are cruising down the highway, according to brothers Philip and Geoffrey Stiles, co-founders and partners in Txt Shield LLC. Parents can install it on their teens´ phones; employers can put it on company-issued phones; and individuals can download it to help resist the urge to

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How soon before this becomes a law...with the obligatory exemptions: police, politicians, etc? The debate will be interesting. Minnesota has a law against texting and driving, but it´s practically unenforceable.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 4/6/2014 10:56:47 PM     (No. 9800453)

Can it teach me how to text if I am not driving?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jiobaobubai, 4/6/2014 11:07:26 PM     (No. 9800458)

Somehow, against all the evil powers in the universe, I have been able to resist the urge to text and just drive the damn car.

Really, how hard is this for adults?

Yet day in and day out the car in front of me suddenly slows ten miles an hour or starts weaving. And sure enough, I can either see them in their side-view mirror or when I pass them, and their heads are down playing with their...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mrchappaqua, 4/6/2014 11:39:39 PM     (No. 9800475)



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Reply 4 - Posted by: varkdriver, 4/7/2014 9:42:48 AM     (No. 9800859)

I guess it´s too much to ask people to TURN THE DAMNED THING "OFF" for the time you´re driving? Is it?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 4/7/2014 5:38:08 PM     (No. 9801610)

#4, apparently it is. People don´t seem to have any willpower any more, nor common sense, either.

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