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New Partnership Aims to Stop Phone Use While Driving and Save Lives
Date:5/2/2010

When a teenage driver gets behind the wheel, their chance of dying is five times greater than an adult driver. That's why Impact Teen Drivers and California Casualty Insurance, applauds Oprah for her efforts through her "No Phone Zone" campaign to increase awareness of the dangers of using cell phones and texting while driving.

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) May 2, 2010 -- When a teenage driver gets behind the wheel, their chance of dying is five times greater than an adult driver. As the No. 1 killer of teens, car crashes are often the result of poor decision-making -- and driving distractions play a role in three out of four. That's why Impact Teen Drivers, a California-based nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives, applauds Oprah for her efforts through her "No Phone Zone" campaign to increase awareness of the dangers of using cell phones and texting while driving. To directly address teen behavior related to texting and cell phones, Impact Teen Drivers is partnering with OTTER LLC to offer its life-saving text-management app to teens and their parents and make it easy to silence cell phones while driving.

"The new OTTER app is a tool that will enable teens and parents to easily put their phone into a mode that is safe while driving, without losing the connectivity that teens crave," said Dr. Kelly Browning, Executive Director of Impact Teen Drivers.

While activated in GPS or Parental Control Mode, OTTER will silence all incoming texting and phone call ringtones while the user is in a moving vehicle, plus initiate a response telling others they are driving. This eliminates the temptation
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