These numbers are staggering, but true. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) estimates that technology distractions account for between 15% and 25% of all crashes. Read more about the relationship between car crashes and smartphones in this article from Information Week.
T-Mobile customers can take advantage of the DriveSmart App, which sends incoming calls directly to voicemail and sends canned response messages in reply to incoming text messages.
If You’re Not a T-Mobile Customer
If you must send a text message while driving, we recommend Dragon Dictation for BlackBerry and iPhone users. This simple app is a great speech recognition tool that will translate your voice to text. If it doesn’t work perfectly at first, give it some time. The more you use Dragon, the better it will get to know your voice.
For Android users, Voice Actions is an excellent application. Simply download the app to your phone and use the commands listed on the Voice Actions web page to send text messages and place phone calls without having to dial a number.