A solution to solve the texting while driving crisis

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This article discusses a new device, invented by researchers at the University of Minnesota, made to curb the amount of texting done by teenagers. It is an application that can be downloaded to a teenager's smartphone and, while plugged into a computer, send feedback via text message to the parents if it detects dangerous driving habits. The phone must be plugged into the car for the device to work and it also hinders the ability to send and receive calls and text messages. The hope is that this will make our roads safer. The arguments used by advocates of the application say that limiting the amount of texting done while driving will decrease accidents, though they provide no significant statistics, outside of how many teens are currently being tested. The author fails to give us any potential cons for the device, such as the issue of privacy.

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