• fb_100000715533461 avatar Erik Posted: 8/2/2010 6:05pm PDT

    Legislation has value in raising public awareness in forums like this one but it will be difficult to solely legislate our way out of this issue. I just read that 72% of teens text daily - many text more than 3000 times a month. New college students are using texting and Facebook - even with their professors. This text and drive issue is in its infancy and its not going away.
    Instead of a shackle that locks down phones and alienates the user (especially teens) I built a tool that is a simple app for smartphones - low cost, no recurring fees. I think if we can empower the individual then change will come to our highways now and not just our laws.
    Erik Wood, owner
    OTTER LLC
    www.OTTERapp.com
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVn2vRYaSAU

  • fb_100000197103305 avatar Vivek Posted: 8/6/2010 2:51am PDT

    I nearly fell asleep behind the wheel the other day but i had my anti sleep alarm on and it sounded so i pulled over and had a break. They are not that expensive and i got mine from www.thenonap.com

  • Jason Epstein Posted: 8/11/2010 2:09pm PDT

    It's nice to hear most teens admitting that they text and drive, but I'd guarantee that the number is higher in reality. As a Seattle auto crash attorney, I have worked with a lot of clients that have been victims of distracted driving accidents. It is clear to me that our understanding as a society of distracted driving needs to place the act on par with drunk driving. Statistics are beginning to prove that they are, at the very least, equally as dangerous.
    I believe that the best solution is to provide this understanding through greater education aboiut the subject. That is why I started the group Teens Against Distracted Driving (TADD). This organization works toward getting teens to commit to putting away their cell phones while driving. Hopefully with greater education through groups like this we can reduce the number of distracted drivers on the road.

  • Morgan Paige Posted: 9/15/2010 12:48pm PDT

    This is a great way to spread awareness of the dangers of distracted driving! Here is a link to a website that expands on promoting safety concerning teen drivers. It is filled with webisodes, PSAs, and other useful information concerning the subject! http://impactteendrivers.org/

  • afrin Posted: 6/3/2011 10:11pm PDT

    We NEED your help saving lives. Cell phones are something we can't live without. Texting & Driving will cause you to NOT live anymore. Text Tastefully.Please take the TADPOLE Pledge today!! http://toadd.org/tadpole/pledge

  • mustang14 avatar mustang14 Posted: 10/26/2011 8:24am PDT

    in my school safe driving and other little things like that are very very inportant to me and my school