Kentucky First In USA To Debut New, Free Smartphone Anti-Texting-While-Driving-App, TextLimit
April Is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month;
FRANKFORT, Ky., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — In concert with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the State of Kentucky is first in the nation to debut a new, high-tech solution to the epidemic of texting and driving crashes by offering millions of motorists free, one-year subscriptions to TextLimit.com — an innovative smartphone application that restricts touch screen and calling functions while the device is in a moving vehicle.
Bill Bell, Executive Director of Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s Transportation Cabinet, says, “Kentucky state transportation officials tested the TextLimit app extensively and concluded it is effective and reliable.” Bell is also National Treasurer of the Governors Highway Safety Association. He adds, “I am convinced the TextLimit app will help reduce the escalating incidents of distracted driving deaths and collisions in Kentucky and the U.S.”
“TextLimit works with a smartphone’s global positioning software to determine the speed of the user’s vehicle,” explains TextLimit’s President David Meers of Louisville. “When a vehicle reaches a pre-selected speed limit the smartphone’s touch-screen is inhibited -therefore reducing the likelihood of distracted driving-related crashes.”
Free Subscription Downloads
“The new TextLimit ‘app’ is available free-of-charge to all of Kentucky’s 3.6 million licensed drivers and other residents,” says Bell. “Kentuckians simply visit www.textlimit.com and enter coupon code: NOTEXTKY.”
Where to Download
The TextLimit application can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and TextLimit.com websites. Annual subscriptions are also available to anyone in the U.S. and Canada, at a price of $24.99, per smartphone.
TextLimit works with all Android and Apple devices. TextLimit is the only app for the iPhone that stops distracted driving.
West Virginia is expected to announce it is offering TextLimit.com free downloads, later this month. Transportation officials in several other states are looking to implement similar programs using the TextLimit app, according to Meers.
-- Utilizing a smartphone's GPS function, the TextLimit application can determine the speed and location of the vehicle. -- TextLimit settings can only be programmed by the Administrator. -- Attempts by a User to disable or tamper with TextLimit automatically activates an email or text message to the Administrator. -- The TextLimit Administrator can set the speed at which the device's touch screen is deactivated, thus making texting and driving and phone calling impossible. -- The Administrator is empowered to customize certain incoming telephone numbers. -- The Administrator or other approved callers can ring-through to the phone, at any time. -- TextLimit GPS connectivity allows the Administrator to locate a programmed device at any time. By default, TextLimit.com broadcasts the device's location every five minutes. -- 9-1-1 emergency call functions are always active.
About Mobile Life Solutions, LLC
Mobile Life Solutions, LLC is a Louisville-based developer and marketer of mobile smartphone applications. The company has patents pending on its TextLimit mobile “app.” The company developed the award winning Drive Sober Kentucky and Drive Sober West Virginia ‘apps.’
The Drive Sober Kentucky ‘app’ is a tool for people that may have had too much to drink and are considering getting behind-the-wheel. The state-funded ‘app’ features a blood alcohol calculator and several other features including listings of taxis and other companies that provide a sober ride home.
The company has several other innovative ‘apps’ under development. The company was founded in 2012 and is privately held.
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