App Helps Prevent Texting and Driving

App Helps Prevent Texting and Driving

Posted: Updated:

It's called The Canary Project, and it is an effort to help prevent texting and driving.

Here's how it works-- anytime a person uses their smartphone to text, facebook, or even look up something on the web, while they are traveling at least 12 miles per hour-- the app sends an alert to an accountability partner.

That partner could be a parent, spouse, sibling, friend-- who ever you'd like, then it creates a report card of sorts that tracks your phone usage while you're behind the wheel.

You can't delete the app from your phone, because your accountability partner is the one who knows the password.

It's an especially great app for parents, so they can see every time their child is texting and driving.

You can try this app out for free for seven days. If you purchase the app within the seven days, it costs $9.99. But, if you decide you want the app after the seven days, it will be $14.99, and you can add up to 10 phones per app.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Police Find Body of Missing Teenager

    Police Find Body of Missing Teenager

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:04:02 GMT
    Officers captured 19-year-old Dewayne Thomas about 5:45 p.m. Monday and the body of the 17 year old girl today.
    Officers captured 19-year-old Dewayne Thomas about 5:45 p.m. Monday and the body of the 17 year old girl today.
  • Fifteen People Arrested In Prostitution Sting

    Fifteen People Arrested In Prostitution Sting

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:36:02 GMT
    The Escambia Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit conducted an undercover sting operation
    The Escambia Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit conducted an undercover sting operation
  • 32 Teens Escape Detention Center

    32 Teens Escape Detention Center

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:15:59 GMT
    More than a dozen boys remained at large Tuesday after escaping from a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee.
    More than a dozen boys remained at large Tuesday after escaping from a detention center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee.
Powered by WorldNow

555 Broadcast Dr,
Mobile AL 36606

Telephone: 251.479.5555
Fax: 251.473.8130
Email: news5@wkrg.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.