Driving while distracted has became a major problem and issue throughout our country, and many Government Agencies have been looking into ways to prevent this issue. Many states have laws in effective that can get you ticketed and fined for using your cellphone while driving. However, Sprint has came up with a new solution called Drive First developed by Location Labs.
Drive First is an application that basically puts your phone in lock down when driving is detected. It automatically sends incoming calls to voice mail, auto-replies to texts saying you are unavailable, and also prevents you from using many of the applications outside of navigation. Overall, it sounds like a pretty nifty app to have on your phone or for parents that may be worried about their teen driver.
Sprint, is said to be charging $2 dollars per month when this feature becomes available sometime in the 3rd quarter. However, I am not sure how many people will be willing to pay an extra $2 dollars a month for an app that prevents the use of your phone while driving. Truthfully, I believe it would make more sense to provide the app for free that way more people are willing to give it a shot. It shouldn’t cost money to prevent accidents from distracted driving, especially with it being as big of a problem as it is.
I would love to hear your guys thoughts on this new application coming from Sprint and Location Labs. Leave your comments below.