"Don't Text Me" App For Your Smartphone

It's easy to make plans with text messages, but doing so while driving is unsafe, and in fact, illegal in many places. Download the free "Don't Text Me" app from Itunes. It will send an autoreply that says you can't pick up messages.

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Source: Canadian Living magazine - Feb, 2011

By Leanne from Williams Lake, B.C.

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May 27, 20110 found this helpful

Wonderful idea, every phone should have this.

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July 26, 20110 found this helpful

Or best of all, turn the phone *off* while driving. Then you don't have to fool around with downloading still more app's or texting GDTYL, since, wonder why this keeps having to be said, sigh, you're not supposed to be texting *at all* while driving. So: Turn. The. Phone. Off. While. Driving.

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July 26, 2011 Flag

My daughter and her friends are writing a play about a group of teenage girls reeling from the death of their friend who died in a car accident because the driver of the car was texting. Fortunately, this hasn't happened to them, but it's happened to others and they're worried about it.

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They made up a word - GDTYL, (pronounced ge-dittle) - which means "Gotta Drive, Text Ya Later." Just telling the kids to ignore the texts while they're driving doesn't cut it because the person texting just keeps it up until they get a response. Tell your kids to text "gdtyl" at the next traffic light and then wait until they can safely have their texting "conversation." It may take a couple of times to get their friends to understand, but you'd be amazed how fast something like this gets around!

By Jaye N. from Orlando, FL

Editor's Note: Texting at a stop light is still technically using a phone while operating a vehicle and is a moving violation in most locations. Refer to your state or local laws for more information.

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