October 19, 2015
National Teen Driver Safety Week is Oct. 18-24. According to a government website: “Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14-18 year olds in the US. In fact, in 2013, there were 2,614 teen (15-19 year old) passenger vehicle drivers involved in fatal crashes and an estimated 130,000 were injured. Yet, a recent survey shows that only 25% of parents have had a serious talk with their kids about the key components of driving. Parents need to take the time to talk with their kids about the many dangers of driving. Those dangers include alcohol, seat belts, texting, speeding, and extra passengers.”
When it comes to texting while driving, Sprint has a solution.

The free Sprint Drive First mobile application locks an Android-powered smartphone when the phone’s GPS detects motion above 10 miles per hour. The app directs all incoming calls to voicemail and incoming texts receive an automated customizable response.

Teens: Take Action Today
You can download the FREE app here.

Here’s where you can take the pledge to never text and drive. That text CAN wait. Your life is more important.

Sprint encourages drivers – both teens and adults – to drive safely and share this important message with their friends and loved ones. Remember: If the car is in driving mode, you should be, too. To learn more, visit www.sprint.com/drive. To find out more about other Sprint Family Safety services, click here.

Amy Johnsonbaugh is a communications manager for the Apps and Services team at Sprint. Based in Orange County, Calif., she is a mobile lifestyle expert who can answer questions related to Sprint-branded or third-party consumer applications, music/entertainment applications and family service applications. Amy can be reached at amy.johnsonbaugh@sprint.com.