There’s nothing revolutionary about a device like this, but it could have a big effect.
I s a teenager’s life worth $99.95?
Is avoiding a lawsuit arising from unsafe driving practices by fleet drivers worth that investment?
Rodney, Robbie and Rocky Campbell hope so. The three brothers from Longview, along with Rodney’s wife, Tina Campbell, think they have found an ideal product — something that can save lives, reduce traffic wrecks, cut back on lawsuits arising from those wrecks and also allow them to make a profit.
The family’s company, Safe Driving Technologies, is marketing in five states a device that can disable cell phones from calls and texting while a vehicle is in use, according to Rocky Campbell. The device can be simply installed and has no monthly fees or additional costs, he said.
“It’s a simple plug in device that works in any car made after 1996,” Rocky Campbell said.
There are plenty of gadgets for exerting control over how your teenager drives. Some are fairly high tech, others not so much. Frankly, I don’t think the availability of such geegaws is going to change the dynamic of more cities, and I believe eventually the state, seeking to ban texting while driving, but at least you can claim there exists a non-governmental solution for the problem. Link via Grits.