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Free mobile app puts an end to texting while driving
Posted: 19-Nov-2009 [Source: iSpeech]

[The DriveSafe.ly app reads text messages to drivers letting them keep their eyes on the road. Over one million downloads so far in seven weeks.]

Newark, NJ -- DriveSafe.ly, the free mobile app aiming to stop distracted driving, launched seven weeks ago and has been used by over one million people. The app is reading millions of text messages (SMS) aloud per week to drivers around the world -- keeping their eyes on the road.

"If your software [DriveSafe.ly] had been available in 2007, maybe my husband, Chuck, would still be here with me, and the texter would have made his ice hockey practice," says Weida Stoecker about DriveSafe.ly. Stoecker lost her husband in a car accident caused by a teenager texting while driving. She continues, "I think our phone manufacturers and providers should require that DriveSafe.ly be preprogrammed onto all new phones effective immediately."

DriveSafe.ly, which was just yesterday nominated for the prestigious 2009 Mashable Open Web Award for Best Mobile App, reads text messages and emails in real-time without any action from the user. The latest version features a 'Speed Activated' feature which turns the app on automatically when driving and off when exiting the vehicle, making it truly hands-free and easy for drivers.

"DriveSafe.ly is taking off because people want to stay connected while they drive, and do it in a safe way," says Heath Ahrens, CEO of iSpeech and creator of DriveSafe.ly. "I recommend that everyone install DriveSafe.ly, not because I work for the company behind it, but because I actually use it and it stops texting while driving."

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