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