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Car Detailing Shop Offers 'Text Banning' Device


GRAND LEDGE, Mich. (WLNS) - Kelsey's Law, named after a Michigan teen who died in a car accident three years ago, went into effect last week. The law bans newly licensed teen drivers from using their cell phones while driving.

Now, a local business is offering up a device to help keep everyone safe, including adults, when they get behind the wheel. There are several apps already on the market to help prevent teens from texting, so it's hard to pick which one will work for you.

So to resist the temptation to text while in the car, Design Rides, a custom car installation and detailing business in Grand Ledge, is offering this: a text buster service.

How It Works

In order to activate the device, you'll need the app and to install the hardware to your Blackberry or Android phone. The device is then hidden somewhere in the dashboard of the car, so you can't turn it on or off. Everytime the user enters the car, it disables text messaging, e-mail and Internet access while the car is in motion.

The downside is the device won't block users from making or receiving calls, but the GPS mapping functions still work.

The device will cost you about $150, but that also includes installation.

For more information about this device and where you can get it, visit Seen on 6.

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