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  • Writer's pictureStan Patey

Save A Life - Stop Texting & Driving

Next time you consider texting while driving consider these facts:

  • At 60 MPH you travel 352 feet in the four seconds it takes you go glance at your phone.

  • That's equivalent to about 23 car lengths or 50 feet longer than a football field.

  • Using a cell phone while driving, whether it’s hand-held or hands-free, delays a driver’s reactions as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent (National Safety Council)

  • Approximately nine people are killed and more than 1,000 injured daily in the United States in incidents reported as involving a distracted driver, the CDC reports

iPhone iOS includes configurations for DND while driving which can be activated automatically or manually. Google's Pixel 2 phones include a similar application. Other Android devices will need to download a free, third-party applications such as Driving Detective. I'm an iPhone guy so I haven't tested it but it is well reviewed.

iPhone Do Not Disturb While Driving You can let Do Not Disturb while driving turn on automatically, or you can add it to Control Center for convenient manual access:

  1. Go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls.

  2. Tap the "Plus" next to Do Not Disturb While Driving.

  3. Now you can swipe up from the bottom of your screen and tap the car icon to turn the feature on or off.

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