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4 apps that stop texting and driving

4 apps that stop texting and driving
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Texting and driving causes more than 1.6 million crashes every year, including 11 deaths every single day, accounting for 25 percent of all car accidents.

To make matters worse, texting and driving is now an epidemic and most teens don't think it's a problem. Recent studies show that 77 percent of teen drivers are confident they can drive and text safely.

And it's not just texting and driving that's the problem. It's other distractions too, like the ping of a message notification, or even the peer pressure from Snapchat to drive over 100 MPH. Distracted driving is the main factor in 89 percent of crashes that involve teens driving off the road. It's the main factor 76 percent of the time they crash into the car in front of them.

So what can you do to prevent texting and driving and other distractions, especially for your teens hitting the road? You can't take away their phones, but there is a solution. In fact, there's many solutions. There are a lot of apps and services out there that can help you get peace of mind as a parent or grandparent, and do away with potentially deadly distractions while in the car.

Next page: Here's a recap of the best ones.
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