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Solutions to Texting and Driving

Understanding the problem is key to finding appropriate solutions to texting and driving, and distracted or dangerous driving in general. Distracted driving comes in many forms, texting and driving being just one of them. Luckily, although technology has created the problem, we believe technology can help to solve it.

Using Distracted Driving Prevention Technology

There are many forms of distraction, and the needs of a driver vary by age, occupation, and location. Below are some different types of solutions that are helping to reduce distractions behind the wheel.


  1. iPhone’s “Do Not Disturb While Driving” Mode
  2. Apple unveiled the much anticipated feature for iOS 11 that allows the iPhone to minimize distractions while driving. If you have an iPhone, it’s one of the best ways to reduce the temptation to check your phone when it “dings” or rings.

    Pro Tip: Check out our complete guide on how to use Do Not Disturb While Driving mode to start using the feature like a boss.

    Apple Do not disturb while driving

  3. Safety Incentive Programs
  4. Our core mission and flagship product is an app-supported incentive program to reduce distractions while driving. We pick up where features like “Do Not Disturb While Driving” mode left off, and give drivers a reason to join the safe-driving awareness movement. It’s the most fun and engaging solution to texting and driving.

    The Motovate Safe Driving Incentive Program

    THE MOTOVATE SAFE DRIVING INCENTIVE PROGRAM

    The program uses gameful design and rewards to incentivize drivers to not use their phone while they’re on the move. Fleets use it as a health and benefits safety program, while drivers can share and create teams with their families and friends.

    Fleet Managers: Motovate Your Fleet

    Know someone who could use a little ‘Motovation’? Send a personal reward.


    Try the app yourself!

  5. Hands-free Devices
  6. While it has been shown that hands-free devices can still be distracting, it’s important to have if you are required to make and accept phone calls while you drive for work.

    Here’s a link to the best-reviewed hands-free, bluetooth car kits of 2017.

    Pro Tip: The MOTOVATE™ app can be setup to use your car’s built-in Bluetooth “infotainment” system or a hands-free Bluetooth system as a signal that you’re driving to block other distractions, too.

    drive using a bluetooth hands-free headset

  7. The Phone Dock
  8. Though phone docks once seemed like just a gimmick or fad, they actually come in handy when using your phone for navigation. One of the most distracting things you can do with a cell phone, besides texting, is look and scroll through maps.

    So, if you need to use maps while you drive, make sure you put your phone in an easy-to-view place. Consider using a phone dock to make this into an easy and simple habit.

    Check out this recent list of the best car phone dashboard mounts.

    reduce driver distraction with a phone dock

  9. Texting and Driving Pledge Cards
  10. For families with new drivers, sometimes the easiest answer can be an education. Having a serious conversation about phone use while driving can sometimes be awkward. But signing a pledge or driving agreement may raise awareness just high enough to start forming a safe driving habit. Acknowledgment is the first step to being more aware.


    No texting and driving pledge

    No Texting and Driving Pledge Cards

    Acknowledgement is the first step to taking action. These pledge cards are simple, yet powerful.

    Pro Tip: Every text-free driving kit comes with 2 pledge cards

    $1.95



  11. Texting Thumb Bands
  12. Need an extra reminder to kick off the new habit? Try using texting thumb bands as an added reminder to stay focused on the road, and not on your phone.

    In 2016, TextNinja and Texting Thumb Bands joined forces to help raise awareness in high schools. For more information and to order please visit the texting thumb bands website.

    texting thumb bands

  13. Stopping Text Messages at the Network Level
  14. Our friends at Katasi in Boulder Colorado are working with network carriers to try and implement a network-wide solution to cell phone use while driving.

    cell phone network tower

Upgrading to a Connected Car

While no hardware is required to use MOTOVATE™, the app is optimized to work best using Connected Car Bluetooth to detect driving. We offer a state-of-the-art Bluetooth Low Energy adapter that works with any car made after 1996, and enables many other connected car apps too!


Safe Driving Kit to Reduce Distracted Driving

TEXT-FREE DRIVING KIT

This inclusive kit provides you with some helpful tools to reduce driving distractions. The connected car adapter maximizes the effectiveness of the app, the pledge establishes a conscious commitment, and the rewards give you an additional incentive to break the habit.

INCLUDES

  • A Connected Car Adapter [ ? ]
  • The TextNinja Challenge Pledge
  • The MOTOVATE™ App
  • In-App Rewards [ ? ]
  • 2 TextNinja Vinyl Stickers

FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS


iPhone and Android App to Stop Texting and Driving

$54.95


TextNinja OBDII BTLE Device

Extra Connected Car Adapter

Want to use MOTOVATE™ in multiple vehicles? Add an adapter for additional cars that you or your family members drive.

Details:

– Bluetooth 4.0 / Low Energy / BTLE
– Works on any car in the US made after 1996
– Compatible with iPhone and Android phones

What is a “Connected Car” adapter?

$49.95



TextNinja OBDII BT Device

Extra Connected Car Adapter

Are you an Android family and want to use MOTOVATE™ in multiple vehicles? Add an adapter for additional cars that you or your family members drive.

Details:

– Traditional Bluetooth
– Works on any car in the US made after 1996
– Compatible with Android only

Bonus: Works with 100’s of other Connected Car apps (learn more)

$19.95


POWER-UPS / ADD-ONS


protected by textninja shirt

TextNinja Tee

Proudly (and stylishly) say that you are “Protected by TextNinja”. These super soft shirts are a great way to show off your support for the text-free driving movement. Standard adult sizing.

Tri-Blend Super Soft Cotton (the best)


$24.95

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TextNinja texting and driving stickers

TextNinja Vinyl Stickers

These cool outdoor stickers are great for cars, laptops, and anywhere else you’d like to show people you care. Each order comes with 2 stickers (1 of each print)

$4.95


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