GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Smartphones can be a huge distraction for drivers, especially teenage drivers.
Even though distracted driving is a crime in Minnesota, it doesn't stop everyone from doing it.
Now there's a free app you can put on your phone that will force drivers to be more aware of the road and it can help parents monitor their kids driving habits.
Will England from DriveScribe joined KARE 11 News @4 to show how it works.
DriveScribe has the ability to block text messages, incoming calls and emails while the user is in the car. Anyone trying to reach the driver will be notified by a personalized message that the user is currently driving.
During a trip, DriveScribe screens the driver's performance, including speed, sudden movements and compliance with traffic regulations, and facilitates safe driving behavior.
All of the information gathered during a trip then loads to the DriveScribe website where users can log in to view their own driving performance or track how the person they are monitoring performed.
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