Teen Driving – Alternative to Texting

One Alternative to Texting

I just came across one alternative to driving and texting that everyone can use and I thought I’d share it with you.  I downloaded it to my Blackberry without any problems.  The free version only reads 25 words from your message so you might want to upgrade for a small fee but I think it’s better than texting or reading emails while driving if you must.

What is DriveSafe.ly™?

DriveSafe.ly is a mobile application that reads text (SMS) messages and emails aloud in real time and automatically responds without drivers touching the mobile phone. DriveSafe.ly is the solution to texting while driving.


  • Reads your text messages and emails out loud in real time
  • Hands Free – No need to touch the phone while driving
  • One-touch activation – no complicated setup
  • Bluetooth and radio transmitter compatible
  • Reads text message shorthand (lol, brb)
  • Optional customizable auto-responder

  • Eliminates texting while driving and reading emails while driving
  • Safely stay connected while reducing distracted driving
  • Keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road
  • Be safer and more productive during your commute
  • Lightweight app doesn’t slow down phone or drain battery
  • Flexible app allows many customization options

Go to http://www.drivesafe.ly/  and see if your phone will work with this application


Teen Driving – Don’t Text and Drive

Join Allstate’s Teen Driver Pledge

Teens and Families Pledging Not to Text & Drive

An epidemic is sweeping across America causing drivers everywhere to blackout. It’s called Texting & Driving. Join Allstate’s effort to help reduce teen deaths and other distracted driver injuries by pledging not to text and drive. Download the Allstate Family Texting Pledge now. Can it make a difference? When you text and drive…

Want to learn more and become more involved? Join our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thumbsuppledge or even visit www.allstate.com/teen to create a Parent-Teen contract – a family partnership committing to safer driving. It’s Allstate’s effort to help keep your teen drivers safer on the road.

1Virginia Tech Transportation Institute research, available at www.vtti.vt.edu
2Setting Limits, Saving Lives — The Case for .08 BAC Laws, available at www.nhtsa.dot.gov and A Comparison of the Cell Phone Driver and the Drunk Driver, available at http://dwiwatch.org/cell-phone-texting.php
3Virginia Tech Transportation Institute research, available at www.vtti.vt.edu
4IIHS fatality facts 2008, available at www.iihs.org
5National Safety Council Cell Phone fact sheet, available at www.nsc.org
  • It takes your eyes off the road on average of five seconds at a time. At 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of a football field – completely blind.1
  • It’s like driving after having 4 beers.2
  • It makes us 23 times more likely to crash.3
  • It results in car crashes that kill an average of 11 teens each day.4
  • It’s results in 330,000 distracted driving injuries every year.5