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DriveMode: Help curb your urge to text and drive

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Did you know according to a AT&T survey:

  • Nearly half of commuters (49%) admitted to texting while driving — a higher rate than reported by teens (43%).
  • They are doing so more than they used to. Six in 10 commuters said they never texted while driving three years ago.
  • Texting while driving continues despite knowing the risks. 98% said sending a text or email while driving isn’t safe.
  • For many, it has become a habit. More than 40% of those who admitted to texting while driving called it a habit.

Studies have also shown that parents can influence their teen's driving habits.

Do you text and drive? Your kids are watching.

Parents, how often do you worry about your teenager when they hop in their car to head out to the movies or the mall? Are they distracted while driving? Are they texting while driving?

AT&T has just the app for you to help curb the urge to text and drive. AT&T DriveMode can automatically start when it registers that the vehicle has reached 25 MPH and turns off after it is certain the vehicle has stopped. If someone texts your son or daughter while the app is on, an auto reply message* is sent to your teen’s friends letting them know their friend is driving.

And the app just launched its latest enhancement—Parental Alerts. This enhancement will alert you when your teen turns the app off and has full access to the phone. It can also send an alert if Auto-mode or GPS is disabled or a new contact is added to the Allow List.

To learn more about the app and these latest enhancements, visit

Remember no text is worth a life...It Can Wait®.

The best part --- it's free!



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