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Of course there's an app to prevent texting while driving!

Of course there's an app to prevent texting while driving!

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We can't stress enough how texting while driving is illegal and extremely dangerous. In fact, those who do it are 23 times more likely to suffer a crash.

A number of devices are available to block text messages for drivers. recently listed five smartphone applications that do a pretty good job.

AT&T's DriveMode, automatically sends pre-set replies to incoming texts to let people know you are driving. Once the app is launched, all calls, texts and emails are silenced -- both the ones you receive and those you would try to send.

While it won't block incoming messages, actually reads your text messages, calls or emails aloud. Drivers also have a choice of pre-set replies, or they can respond by voice using the hands-free interface.

Textecution and Text-STAR are two apps that disable texting functions when you are travelling at more than 10 mph (16 km/h).

You like rewards? DriveScribe assesses your driving performance by giving you points, based on how well you stay within the speed limit and obey traffic signals. These points can then be redeemed for gift cards and discounts at certain stores.

Remember: No excuse is good enough, so stop texting while driving now!

Source: Mashable