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Tudor Cobalas almost creased his care while driving and texting. This near by his death experience inspired him to develop an app that rewards drivers for ignoring their phones while driving; Cobalas is 30 year old from Romania. Lore lei Mihala

 
This is how the app works; once the driver exceeds speeds of 6mph the app “Release” button on the screen, locks the phone. While the phone is locked driver receives points that can be converted into shopping discounts in the SafeDrive Marketplace. But pressing the release button at driving position will wipes out the points earned during the driving without phone check. As it is reported, so far this simple but interesting Idea attracted nearly 100,000 users globally and 30 commercial partners, from Insurance companies to retailers.
 

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“ Smartphone distraction is real” and blamed for an increasing number of accidents, drivers using a mobile phone are four times more likely to be involved in a crash, that is why a growing number of technology entrepreneurs are trying to tackle the problem.
Also a US company developed an app called DriveWell. The app measures all aspects of driving such as hard breaking, abrupt acceleration, sharp cornering and speeding and monitors how often drivers are distracted by their phones and generates a “ safety score” at the end of each trip.
The company emerged from a project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology run by Mr Balakrishnan and co-founder Sam Madden.
The free app features competition leader boards that enable drivers to compete with their friends, family and colleagues, as well as personalized safer driving tips. Good safety scores can earn drivers discounts on their car insurance with some insurers, Mr Balakrishnan says.
 

 
Last year the company launched a competition to find Boston's safest driver.
This app can read any text notifications your phone receives, including emails and those from social messaging apps such as WhatsApp.
Receiving messages is as distraction as testing while driving, and should not be provided “ I think”
And the National Safety Council suggests that the use of hands-free devices still requires you to multi-task mentally, affecting a driver's ability to respond quickly to hazards.
Perhaps the answer is switching off phone notifications altogether before every journey.
The following statement is very true and I agree more than anything else. “ In other words, dangerous drivers are precisely the ones who do not think they drive dangerously and thus don't think they need any help”.




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