A new app provides a unique approach to the problem of texting and driving. In College Station, Texas the new app, that encourages its users to drive safely while saving money, is making headway.
App creators say a driver is 23 times more likely to get into a wreck when they are driving while distracted.
The new app does not stop a driver from texting. Instead, driver opens the app prior to driving. En route, if the driver gets a text, and wants to respond to it, a screen with a family photo opens up with a caption that reads: “Is it really worth it?”
The app creators say they hope the message will be effective in making people stop and think about what they are doing.
The app also offers a reward to drivers for driving safety. For every minute of safe driving, the individual receives six points. The points can then be used at 18 different businesses in the College Station area.
Local law enforcement, is hoping the app will help with compliance for the new hands free ordinance that went into effect November 9, 2016.
The app is free and can be found in the Apple App Store. It is listed as Safe2Save.