Florida texting while driving law is now effect, and drivers may find themselves unintentionally using their phone to send a message. Breaking the habit may prove tricky, but tools are available to help.
Miami, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/23/2019 -- Most modern smartphones have tools built-in intended to help with avoiding distractions. For those using Android devices, there is a "do not disturb" option found in the menu settings for sound. This option allows users to customize what sounds they will hear, including notifications. For iPhone users, the do not disturb option allows users to customize when the phone should refrain from making sounds, such as if and when a person is driving.
Disabling sounds is one thing, but there are also options to prevent the use of the phone. Among these is a free app known as LifeSaver which can detect when a person is driving and will only allow hands-free use. AT&T has an app for Android users called DriveMode that will disable alerts, responds to texts automatically when driving, and it can also let parents know if their child disables the app.
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