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New Gadget Prevents Distracted Driving

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Distracted driving has replaced drunk driving as the leading cause of vehicular death for teenage drivers.

Some apps that have come out, such as Waze, do offer certain features that's goal it is to stop teens from texting and driving.

Waze, a GPS directions-giving app, can recognize when you're moving over ten miles per hour, and will ask you to press a button answering if you are the driver or a passenger trying to get directions. While that feature is a nice step in the right direction, it doesn't quite inhibit the driver from telling the phone he or she is a passenger and surpassing the phones ability to stop the driver from being distracted.

Well, a new device called "Groove" will help cut down on distracted driving.

It's a small machine that you plug into a port under your steering wheel and with the help of your cell phone provider, as soon as you begin to drive, all messages or calls you may receive will be blocked, allowing you to have a distraction-free drive.

As soon as the car is off, Groove notifies the carrier and the notifications that were blocked will come pouring back in, so you wont miss a beat.

Groove is expected to make it's debut in 2015, but until then keep your phone on silent or in the back-seat of your car. If you're really tempted, in your trunk.

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