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Solutions to Texting and Driving

Understanding the problem is key to finding the appropriate solution. Distracted driving comes in many forms, texting and driving being just one of them. We’ve written about different types of distractions as well as articles about solutions. Luckily, technology has created the problem, and we believe technology can also help prevent it.

Distracted Driving Technology

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

  1. The Text-Free Driving Kit
  2. Our core mission and flagship product is to reduce texting and driving. For this, we recommend the text-free driving kit.


    No texting and driving solution

    CONNECTED CAR SAFE 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 TextNinja App
    • In-App Rewards [ ? ]
    • 2 TextNinja Vinyl Stickers

    FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS


    app to stop texting and driving for iphone and android

    $32.95


  3. Hands-free Devices
  4. While it has been shown that hands free devices can still be distracting (link), it’s important to have if you are required to make and accept phone calls while you drive for work. Here are some of the best reviewed bluetooth car kits on the market.

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

    Pro Tip: What can make it extra effective is if you use the app alongside a hands-free BT device. The TextNinja 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.

    drive using a bluetooth hands-free headset

  5. The Phone Dock
  6. At one time these seemed to just be a gimmicky fad, but they come in handy when using your phone for navigation (among other things). 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

  7. Texting and Driving Pledge Cards
  8. 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 (link) 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



  9. Texting Thumb Bands
  10. 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.

    TextNinja and Texting Thumb Bands recently joined forces to help raise awareness in high schools.

    To order individually or in bulk, check out the Texting Thumb Bands website.

    texting thumb bands

  11. Stopping Text Messages at the Network Level
  12. 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

The TextNinja app is optimized to use 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!

 


TextNinja OBDII BTLE Device

Extra Connected Car Adapter

Want multiple vehicles to be protected by TextNinja? 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?

$29.95



TextNinja OBDII BT Device

Extra Connected Car Adapter

Want multiple vehicles to be protected by TextNinja? 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)

$24.95


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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