When you're making your back-to-school shopping list, you probably won't think about adding a phone application, but you should. At any moment, over 800,000 people are texting while driving. That's insanely dangerous and accidents caused by doing this are completely preventable.
In 31 states, it's illegal to use a cell phone and drive. If you're planning on hopping behind the wheel to get to school this year or driving yourself to practices, an internship, or an after-school job, then listen up.
The SMS Replier app is adaptable for the Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile platforms and costs $9.95 to download at www.smsreplier.com. This smartphone app comes with up to 26 automatic messages to send back to the person who calls or texts you while you're driving, like "I'm driving, I'll call or text you back as soon as I arrive at my destination."
Now you won't be tempted to respond to your friend's text and your focus will stay where it belongs -- on the road.