Disable Texting While Driving with Sprint M2M OBD2! Ipad Mini Giveaway

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

OBD2 text Disable Texting While Driving with Sprint M2M OBD2! Ipad Mini Giveaway
Recently Florida passed a law making it illegal to text while driving, but it is a secondary offence, meaning we can not be pulled over for this infraction alone. If we are pulled over for something else while texting, then we can be cited. I do hope this is a step in the right direction in saving lives.

Just yesterday as I was driving my two small children home from errands, I tried dialing my husband’s phone number while yelling at them in the back seat. I nearly slammed into another vehicle. Multitasking at its worst turns into distracted driving and a near death situation. I’m a grown woman with over 15 years of driving experience, and I almost made a fatal mistake. Consider your newly licensed teenager with 3 loud friends in the car trying to send a text message while driving. I’m sure the possible results will have you contemplating taking her keys away tonight. Luckily the people at Sprint have teenagers as well, because their network supports OBD2 (On Board Diagnostics) technology with devices that have the ability to disable  the use of texting while driving, keeping your teens and those around them safer from distracted driving.

OBD2 Port Disable Texting While Driving with Sprint M2M OBD2! Ipad Mini Giveaway

OBD2 devices plug into a port in your car. It is really simple, taking less than 60 seconds to install. 60 seconds to help save a life is worth it in my opinion, especially when the Center for Disease Control reports that car accidents are the leading cause of death in the U.S. for teenagers and distracted driving is more lethal than drunk driving. This terrifies me. Drunk driving has a certain taboo that helps even teens recognize it is wrong, but texting? Everyone texts, so what’s the big deal?

The OBD2 device does more than just disable texting while driving, it can also keep you connected to your precious darling’s driving patterns such as their speed. If you want to be sure they are not going over 70mph on the highway, the device can text you each time they accelerate above the set speed. This will make for great dinner conversation. An OBD2 device on the sprint network can also track your vehicle if heaven forbid anything were to happen and your car was stolen with your child inside or if you have ever forgotten which parking lot you left it in. Visit Sprint M2M OBD2 to learn even more about what this technologically advanced device can do to help keep your family safer or just call your insurance agent and ask for one.

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Comments

  1. 1

    This is a brilliant idea! I would feel a lot safer letting a teen driver use my car if I knew they would not be able to text while they are driving. And I love the ability to find your car if you forgot where you parked. (That feature could be useful for adults, too!)

  2. 2

    I will be using this device in a couple of years when my oldest will be driving.

  3. 3

    Lee

    I have had Spent for years and have never heard about this, although it will be a while before I need it. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing the info. Lee!

    • 4

      Spent=Sprint… now if they could only come up with something to save you from auto-correct mistakes.

    • 5

      It’s okay Patrick, sometimes words are hard. ;) But yes, while it will be many years until you need the text disabling, you could use the vehicle tracker now. And the speed tracker for Jenn, maybe she has a lead foot and you don’t even know.
      Lee

      • 6

        yeah, that may not work…I think the lead foot may belong to me, and I don’t know that I need her to be able to see that. But it could also be really good for self policing myself.

  4. 7

    I was really interested in this when I first heard Jessica Gottlieb mention it, and then saw the video she did when she had the dinner for the LA area moms. This is something I’ve talked to Sprint about (we are long-time customers) and told them I’d like to be alerted AS SOON as it’s available in my area!

  5. 8

    As a Mom to a 14 year old – this is one of my BIGGEST fears for her driving in a few years. I will most CERTAINLY get her this!

    • 9

      My mother had a rule when I was growing up, I was only allowed to have one friend in the car I was riding in. She was worried too many giggly teens would lead to an accident. This was before cell phones. Well, at least it was before phones that could do much besides dial a number.

      Lee

  6. 10

    I will be much happier knowing that this is being used by the multitudes… safety first.

  7. 11

    I have an old flip-style phone, and I wouldn’t dare try to text while doing anything but sitting or standing still. It takes me forever to type one word. I won’t try to dial while driving; I will dial at a stoplight for a quick “I’m right around the corner” if I’m picking my husband up from work.

  8. 13

    It’s illegal here in Oregon, too, and honestly I’d love this for my HUSBAND.

    Steph

  9. 15

    Sounds like an awesome safety product. This is the first time I have heard or read about it.

  10. 16

    It should be placed in all cars. I can remember when we need to be so connected, there was more material for real people on people conversation

  11. 17

    GREAT IDEA!

  12. 18
    Kathryn Mackey says:

    cool idea

  13. 19
    SUZANNE DRUMMOND says:

    fantastic idea xx

  14. 20

    what a wonderful item to win. Dreams come true……….

  15. 21
    Carolina Dhabolt says:

    I absolutely love this! Safety should always come first. We need to teach not only teenagers but alot of adults as well. Great way to promote it.

  16. 22

    this should be everywhere, my oldest is 46, he drives a large milk truck, and yesterday he almost hit a car broad sided. he had to run over in the emergency lane to miss him. and when got beside him he was still on the phone. these large loaded trucks cannot stop on a dime. THANK GOD . no on e got hurt, he could have been killed. NO TEXTING OR TALKING WHEN DRIVING. THANK YOU

  17. 23
    Katie Seymour says:

    What a great idea!!! We don’t have any kids, so I don’t have to worry about them….however, my husband is a text message freak and will attempt to answer somebody’s dumb text while driving…almost killed us a couple of times. Unfortunately,
    Sprint is useless up here in the San Diego mountains…gotta have either Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile to get any reception.

  18. 24

    My fiance has been saying they should make something like this for years! More for stopping the texts, less about monitoring their driving habits. But this is great.

  19. 25
    Sonya Allstun says:

    Great idea wish they would ave had this when my son was young

  20. 26

    This type of device is often targeted toward young drivers but I think seasoned drivers who are more confident are just as dangerous! My vehicle actually mutes my phone so I can’t hear text messages come in.

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