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After my insane rant about how everyone else in the world needs to put down their phones on the road, I realized it really isn't that easy.
Thankfully, like a good neighbor, State Farm came up with an app to help people out with their insatiable appetite for attention behind the wheel. The idea is sort of like the away message concept we all became familiar with when we all used to use AOL instant messenger. You can set up a default response for when someone tries to text you while driving that lets them know for you why it isn't safe for you to respond.
They even sent out a little video to demonstrate, although the model doesn't seem too happy about using the app... or maybe he just hates his Grand Cherokee:
The program is available for phones that are Google powered. There should be a version out for the other platforms in the future, although nothing has been confirmed yet.
It's just another way that you can make every journey safer for everyone, and I highly recommend it. [State Farm]